First Offence DUI in Alberta

Driving under the influence (DUI) is a serious offence that can have significant repercussions for individuals in Alberta. If you’re a first time offender, you’re likely unsure of what these repercussions will lead to. Knowing the intricacies of Immediate Roadside Sanction (IRS) penalties and defence strategies for a first offence DUI in Alberta is essential to protect your rights and minimize the impact on your life. In this blog post, we’ll dive into everything you need to know about DUIs in Alberta as a first offender. Whether you’re seeking clarity on the consequences of a DUI conviction or guidance on

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Is Impaired Driving a Criminal Offence in Alberta?

Alberta’s Impaired Driving laws changed in the last few years, making them quite different from some other provinces. If you’re wondering if impaired driving is a criminal offence in Alberta, you’re not alone. In this blog, we embark on a comprehensive exploration, shedding light on the various impaired driving offences, the nuanced distinctions between them, and the far-reaching legal implications. Join us as we unravel the complexities of impaired driving laws in Alberta. If you’ve been charged with drunk driving, you’re not alone, and we can help you! Contact our team for the best possible outcome. Types of Impaired Driving

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Drunk Driving and the Holiday Season

Appealing an Immediate Roadside Sanction During the Holidays During the holiday season, it’s crucial to be aware of the legal ramifications associated with impaired driving. The holiday season historically leads to a large increase in impaired driving charges and penalties, and in Alberta the Immediate Roadside Sanction program can add an extra layer of difficulty as the you only have seven days to appeal any IRS Notice of Administrative Penalty.This quick requirement to appeal IRS administrative penalties is difficult enough without the added stress of the holiday season, so it’s important to know what to do if you are charged

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What is SafeRoads Alberta?

SafeRoads Alberta is a provincial administrative system that reviews appeals to Notices of Administrative Penalties under the new Alberta DUI system. Through SafeRoads Alberta, you can pay your fine, request additional time to pay your fine, dispute vehicle seizure, request a review of the penalty, and appeal the administrative penalty altogether. However, under SafeRoads Alberta you only have seven days to appeal an IRS administrative penalty. What is SafeRoads Alberta? SafeRoads Alberta was established in December 2020, coinciding with the implementation of a new impaired driving enforcement system in the province. The genesis of SafeRoads Alberta can be traced back

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How Long Does a DUI Stay on Your Record?

When it comes to criminal offences, a common question is “How long does a DUI stay on your record?”. Driving under the influence (DUI), also known as driving while impaired (DWI), is a serious offence that can have lasting consequences on your criminal record.  In Alberta, not all impaired driving charges lead to a criminal record; however, if you have received multiple IRS: FAIL administrative penalties, or if there are other aggravating circumstances, you may be charged with a criminal offence. Read on for the details of how long a DUI stays on your record in Canada and what it

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What is a DUI Lawyer?

Are you looking for a DUI lawyer? If you have been given an IRS penalty or charged with driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, it’s important you receive representation from an experienced DUI lawyer. If you’re in need of a DUI Lawyer, this blog will cover everything you need to know! Criminal Defence Lawyer vs. DUI lawyer? As a criminal defence lawyer you work in all aspects of criminal law, defending those who are accused of criminal acts. DUI lawyers are criminal defence lawyers who have experience working with cases related to DUIs. All DUI lawyers are criminal

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How to Choose the Right Criminal Lawyer, Edmonton

Getting charged with a criminal offence is stressful. Your future is filled with uncertainty, there are many consequences to having a criminal record, plus you need to find a criminal lawyer. Edmonton has a variety of criminal law firms to choose from, as well as independent criminal defence lawyers, so how do you choose the right criminal lawyer? This blog will help to guide you in making the right choice for your case.  What Makes the Best Criminal Defence Lawyer, Edmonton If you’re looking for the best criminal defence lawyer in Edmonton, you’ll need to look for someone that fights

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Can Assault Charges Be Dropped by the Victim in Canada

You may be wondering if assault charges can be dropped by the victim in Canada. In Canada, the Police charge the defendant and the Crown decides whether to prosecute. As such, alleged victims (Complainants) are not able to directly drop assault charges in Canada. 

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Do You Need a Lawyer for a DUI?

Do you need a lawyer for a DUI? If you’ve been charged with driving under the influence or received Notice of Administrative Penalty in Alberta, you are likely weighing the pros and cons for hiring a lawyer.

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McGlashan & Company is an Edmonton Criminal Law Firm located just south of Edmonton’s historic Whyte Avenue.

Brian McGlashan has been defending DUI/Impaired Driving charges in Edmonton for over 20+ years.