Seven days from a drunk driving stop
WATCH: I’m going to tell you about the first limitation period when you are issued an IRP.
If you get an immediate driving prohibition for drinking and driving, it can be very traumatic. If you just got one, we want you to take a deep breath. Our job is to provide legal help to challenge driving prohibitions. There’s a good chance we can help you out.
Whenever possible one of our IRP lawyers conducts a review of the evidence right away. Then we can design a strategy that has the best chance of success at the hearing.
Today I want to tell you one of the first things that you need to know if you just received an Immediate Roadside Prohibition. The clock is ticking. You have only seven days to file the documents necessary to challenge the prohibition.
This is extremely important. For an Immediate Roadside Prohibition, the limitation period to file the application to review the prohibition is seven days from the date that you were served the Notice of Prohibition.
If you take a look at the blue sheets of paper that the police gave you, you’ll see the one with “Notice of Driving Prohibition” written at the top in the middle. To the right there will be the IRP number. Go down to the bottom of that page on the right hand side. There is a box there where the officer fills in the date of service. That is the date when the clock starts ticking. So there’s a lot that you need to do in those seven days and you want to avoid making mistakes that can hurt your case.
Different law offices have a different processes for dealing with certain aspects of an IRP case in the first seven days. We succeed in more IRP appeals than anyone, so we prefer the process that we developed in our law office.
Whenever possible one of our IRP lawyers conducts a review of the evidence right away. Then we can design a strategy that has the best chance of success at the hearing. We identify problems in the evidence, problems in the law so we can show why the driving prohibition should be cancelled.
So now it’s time for you to contact us. We have successfully defended more IRPs than any other law firm in British Columbia month after month for years.
We’re ready to talk to you about your case. Call us now.