Successfully Defending against Impaired Driving Charges
Driving while prohibited is a serious offence in British Columbia. If you are convicted, you face a $500 fine and the real possibility of jail time. Your vehicle will be impounded for 60-90 days and you will be prohibited from driving for at least 12 months, even if it is your first offence.
People who try to represent themselves in such situations are at a severe disadvantage. If you have been charged with driving while prohibited, you should seek representation from an experienced criminal lawyer, David Karp.
David Karp is a partner in a leading Vancouver criminal defence firm. Mr. Karp has eighteen years of experience, and he has a record of success in cases involving driving while prohibited and impaired driving cases. David Karp will provide vigorous, results-oriented representation designed to obtain the best possible result for you.
Many cases involving disqualified driving charges are difficult to win. Nevertheless, the Crown must prove three things beyond a reasonable doubt:
- That you were driving
- That you were prohibited from driving
- That you knew you were prohibited from driving
David Karp will carefully examine each of these issues, seeking a way to overcome the charge. If it is not possible to obtain an outright dismissal of the charge, it may be possible to negotiate a plea to the lesser charge of driving without a license. While driving without a license will add demerit three points to your record, it is far preferable to the alternative.
Do not risk your driver’s license or your freedom, if you have been charged with driving while prohibited, be sure to call David Karp, who has not only argued successfully in these cases in the past while being compassionate to your situation. David Karp will work hard to ensure the best outcome for your case.
Contact David Karp for a free, no-obligation consultation about your case.