According to a fact sheet issued by the Government of British Columbia, an Immediate Roadside Prohibition (IRP) is a driving prohibition issued to alcohol-affected drivers under the Motor Vehicle Act due to drinking and driving with blood alcohol concentrations of 50 milligrams per 100 millilitres of blood (50mg% or 0.05 BAC) and above.
A police officer will issue an IRP Notice of Driving Prohibition when a driver has care or control of a motor vehicle, and following a demand to provide a breath sample on an approved screening device: if the driver has a blood alcohol concentration over 0.05% BAC (the “Warn” range) if the driver has a blood alcohol concentration over 0.08% BAC (the “Fail” range) if the driver fails or refuses to comply with a breath test without a reasonable excuse.See the fact sheet below for more information:
While an IRP is not a criminal charge, it carries a possible 90 day driving prohibition, being forced to have the interlock ignition device put in your vehicle as well as being forced to take an online responsible driving program.
If you have been charged with an Immediate Roadside Prohibition, please call Vancouver lawyer, David Karp. David has successfully appealed Immediate Roadside Prohibitions for clients.
“The good news with police issuing Immediate Roadside Prohibitions is that there is no criminal record. The bad news is that you lose your license immediately as well as being subject to certain conditions. You are entitled to appeal this prohibition and getting an experienced lawyer like myself to look at the legal issues is paramount. I have a successful track record in overturning these prohibitions and am available to discuss your case through an initial free consultation.” – David Karp
David Karp is available to assist you 24/7 with legal advice if you have been issued an Immediate Roadside Prohibition. Call David Karp at 604-218-0840 24/7 for a free consultation.
Best Vancouver Criminal Defence Lawyer. David Lance Karp is an experienced criminal defence lawyer who defends individuals accused of all types of crimes, including marijuana grow operations, drug trafficking, violent crimes and impaired driving. As a lawyer, Mr. Karp works one-on-one with each client and provides dedicated service. He works hard to prepare a vigorous defense and uses his extensive knowledge of the law to make sure his clients rights and freedoms are protected.