BC Driving Prohibition and 24 Hour Licence Suspension Lawyers
Lawyers Serving Greater Vancouver, Abbotsford, Surrey, and all of BC.
Did you recieve notice from the BC Superintendent of Motor Vehicles stating you have a driving prohibition effective in 21 days? How about a 24 hour prohibition?
If so, you have 7 days from the date you received your notice to request a review.
24 hour prohibitions and 90 day driving prohibitions can have serious consequences.
The consequences of a 24 hour prohibition in BC are:
several points on your driving recor;d
difficulty getting certain jobs or keeping your job; and
three 24-hour prohbitions within 5 years results in you being required to attend the Responsible Driver Program and have an ignitioin interlock system installed at your expense on your vehicle. This is a very expensive.
The best result is to have any 24 hour prohibition on you BC drivers licence removed so you aren't vulnerable to these difficult consequences.
The consequences of a 90 day driving prohibition in BC are:
no driving for 90 days;
if you are caught driving during this time, you will be charged with the criminal offence that could result in fines and/or jail;
lose your job or result you great expense hiring drivers;
90 day driving prohibition is added to your driving record;
2 or more driving prohibitions in 5 years in you being required to attend the Responsible Driver Program and have an ignitioin interlock system installed at your expense on your vehicle; and
time, paperwork, and fees to obtain a new licence when your 90 day driving prohibition is complete.
Again the best result is to successfully have your 90 day driving prohibition set aside by the BC Superintendent of Motor Vehicles.
driving prohibition defences and the process for winning a review.
If you successfully appeal your driving prohibition, you will not be subect the above consequences.
Putting together your best defence of a BC driving prohibition requires analyzing the police documents and evidence that resulted in the BC Superintendent of Motor Vehicles to issue your driving prohition. The lawyers at Dykstra & Company are criminal defence lawyers experienced at obtaining and analyzing evidence, including police documents and building a defence case.
It is very important that you file your application for review within 7 days of receiving any notice about a 24 hour prohibition or 90 day driving prohibition or any other prohibition. Do not wait until it's too late! You must file your application for review at a BC drivers licence outlet.
If you apply for a review beyond 7 days, you can ask for an extension. We can help with these requests as well. However, if you're able, file your applicatoin for review within 7 days from receiving your notice.
Ideally, you will talk to us before you apply for a review. However, if you filed your application for review already (it's better you file it within 7days than wait to speak with us) you can then hire us to prepare the actual review documents and build your review case. This is where we obtain and analyze your evidence and then build your defence.
The criminal defence lawyers at Dykstra & Company have the experience and know the evidence necessary to successfully have a driving prohibition set aside. Each case is unique, and therefore each case must be assessed on its own by a criminal defence lawyer familiar with the Motor Vehicle Act, reviewing police reports, and building defences to traffic offences including driving prohibitions in BC.
What does it cost to hire us to prepare your driving prohibiton review?
The cost to hire us will depend on a number of factor such as what stage of the review process you are at, whether your review is by written submissions or oral hearing, and the amount of evidence involved.
In many cases, the cost of losing a drivers licence is very high, both financial and in the hardship it causes in your and your family's life. Find out if you have a case to get rid of your driving prohibition today by calling us or filling out the contact form to the right of this page.
We charge $250 for an initial consultation with a criminal defence lawyer to discuss your case. There is no obligation to hire us. Learn your options before it's too late. All consultations are in our Abbotsford office or via telephone.
Call us toll free at 1.877.753.4793 to discuss your driving prohibition review with the lawyers at Dykstra & Company today.