Impaired Driving Lawyer in Saskatoon
R. Kent Haryett & Company: DUI Lawyers
No one can be perfect and everybody makes mistakes once in a while, including people who may have had a little too much to drink, as well as those police officers who make dwi arrests. There is so much to lose when you, or a loved one, is arrested and charged with driving impaired. When placed in such a situation, you need a dui lawyer who knows the legal system and can offer the best chance for your drunk driving arrest charges being dismissed or reduced. The Saskatoon DUI lawyers at Haryett & Company have established a reputation in Saskatoon as one of the top law offices that can help clients continue on with their normal, everyday life after a dui arrest.
Impaired driving charges are laid when a police officer suspects that a substance, chemical, or condition is impairing a driver’s ability to operate a motor vehicle safely. Most impaired driving arrests involve drinking and driving. However, it has become more common for these arrests to involve the suspicion of illegal drug use or even legal prescription medications. The impaired driving defence team at Haryett & Co. is well recognized for successfully and aggressively defending impaired driving charges because we employ the following approaches:
- Challenging the legality of the traffic stop
- Questioning the methods of determining sobriety
- Cross-examining witness testimony and challenging the police investigation
- Utilizing expert toxicologist testimony to undermine the Crown’s evidence
- Employing challenges to laws, codes, statutes and legislation
Losing Your License Is Devastating
When you depend on your vehicle in your day-to-day life and career, being arrested and charged with a DUI, impaired driving, or causing a drunk driving accident, can cause serious interruptions to your life. It is very important that you hire a DUI lawyer with a proven record of success in the Saskatchewan courts. If a person loses their license or has their driving privileges suspended due to impaireds or drinking and driving accidents, their very way of life could be drastically interrupted due to one or more of the following:
- A permanent criminal record
- Termination of Employment and Career Issues
- Loss of License
- Inhibited ability to work or care for children
- Mandatory Treatment Programs, Dui Classes
- Dui car insurance increases
- Immigration Status Issues
Impaired driving laws & dui charges are not set in stone
Drunk driving law states that it is illegal to for an individual operate a motor vehicle, while having the care or control over that vehicle, while one’s ability to operate that vehicle is impaired by alcohol. DWI laws also state that, if you are taken into custody on suspicion that you are driving drunk, that a qualified technician will take samples of the accused driver’s breath into a breathalyzer device known as the Intoxylizer 5000C. This test determines how many milligrams of alcohol exists per 100 milliliters of blood. Dui laws state that the charge of “over .08”, or “over 80”, is normally added if the driver’s breathalyzer sample registers over the legal limit of .08. The charge of refusal results when the operator of the motor vehicle refuses to either provide a sample of their breath into the intoxylizer device while roadside or at a police station.
Due to the possibility for human error during the police investigation and testing, our goal at Haryett & Co. is to exclude as much police and prosecutor’s evidence as possible. Charges of drunk driving, impaired driving, “over .08”, “over 80”, DUI and DWI and refusal are complex and require that police officers and technicians follow strict rules and procedures. Even in cases where a police officer’s investigation stands up, a roadside screening device and/or the breath machine can be incorrect and there are other options to explore when challenging their measurements. Our DUI defence team at Haryett & Co. are experienced with examining evidence and scrutinizing errors in order to maximize the exclusion of evidence used in the prosecution’s case against you.
Contact an Impaired, DUI, Drunk Driving Accident Lawyer Now
If you are facing drunk driving accident related charges or an impaired driving arrest, you should know all of your options and rights. Call the Law Offices of Haryett and Company today to schedule a free consultation to discuss your best options for defending your drunk driving charge or impaired driving arrest.