Sicotte & Sandhu Can Help
Don’t forget: an impaired driving charge is not a conviction.
If you receive a DUI charge, Sicotte & Sandhu can defend you. In drunk driving cases, the onus is on the prosecution to prove in court, beyond a reasonable doubt, that a driver’s ability to operate a motor vehicle was impaired by drugs or alcohol. They will rely on testimony from officers and civilian witnesses.
A good defence will call into question the reliability of the evidence presented, the equipment used to gather that evidence, and the procedures for the use of that equipment. If there are inconsistencies in the testimonies of the witnesses, a good defence will find them.
Thanks to years of experience dealing with drunk driving cases, Sicotte & Sandhu is the best defence team in British Columbia to protect your rights.
We Can Protect Your Rights
We understand the impact drunk driving charges can have on your life and that of your family.
Currently, the law in Canada regarding impaired driving has mandatory minimums for sentencing, including losing your ability to drive anywhere in Canada for a full year. A mandatory minimum means that the judge must impose that penalty, regardless of whether you have a defence to the charges or if losing your license would cause you to lose your job.
Contact us at Sicotte & Sandhu to get a free consultation with a lawyer before making a decision that may affect your livelihood. Whether you’ve dealt with impaired driving in the past, or have a criminal record already, we can be there to help you make the best decisions for you and your family.
Having Local Experts Matters
British Columbia has notably distinct drunk driving laws from other provinces in Canada, along with what are considered to be the most severe punishments for impaired driving in the country. Due to its prevalence in B.C. courts and the serious consequences attached to a conviction on such charges, this is one of the most frequently litigated areas in the province.
In B.C., if an officer of the law pulls you over and suspects that you have been driving under the influence of either alcohol or a drug, they may administer an Immediate Roadside Prohibition, an Administrative Driving Prohibition, or proceed with formal criminal charges. If you’ve received either an Immediate Roadside Prohibition or an Administrative Driving Prohibition, click here to get more information.
Your Impaired Driving Lawyer in B.C.
Sicotte & Sandhu know the laws surrounding British Columbia’s impaired driving offences inside and out.
Whether you’ve been charged with a DUI, Over 80, or other driving offences; been given a driving prohibition; or are worried how your criminal record might impact your impaired driving charges, we can help answer your questions and provide you with a strong legal defence.
Contact Sicotte & Sandhu today for a free consultation.