Why we get the disclosure first from RoadSafetyBC
WATCH: In this video I will explain why in Immediate Roadside Prohibition cases we get the disclosure first from RoadSafetyBC before advising our clients on how to deal with their Immediate Roadside Prohibition.
In the last video I explained that the police officer was required to submit the disclosure to RoadSafetyBC. The disclosure is a package of documents that explains what happened in your case. It lands on a fax machine at RoadSafetyBC in Victoria. Then the intake agents at RoadSafetyBC link the disclosure to your file.
Looking at the evidence before advising a client is simply the fair and prudent thing for a lawyer to do.
The disclosure contains the critical information about your case. So why do we want to get the disclosure first from RoadSafetyBC? Because on the basis of the disclosure we can usually give you a very good idea of what work needs to be done to challenge your IRP. We can also give you a very good idea of the defences to prepare for at the appeal hearing.
When we get your disclosure we review it. We succeed in more IRP appeals than anyone, so we identify often obscure defences. We can then advise you about what steps we need to do to defend your case. If there’s something that needs to be done right away, we can get on it.
Looking at the evidence before advising a client is simply the fair and prudent thing for a lawyer to do. We want to make sure that our clients have the best understanding possible before we move forward and invest time and money into disputing an IRP.
Our method of getting the disclosure is to obtain it directly from RoadSafetyBC head office which is near our downtown Victoria location.
In our experience it’s not wise to get the disclosure from ICBC Driver Services or from Service BC. The reason we say that is because occasionally, the employee at the counter or their supervisor may identify a mistake that the police officer made in their material and then correct it. We have seen cases where ICBC has corrected a botched police report and turned a winning case into a loser.
We like to succeed for our clients and we want to protect our clients however we can. If you’ve got an IRP, call us and we’ll explain how we can protect you by getting the disclosure first from RoadSafetyBC.