Motor Vehicle Law

British Columbia has some of the toughest rules and regulations for drivers of any province in Canada.  Whether you have received an alcohol or drug-related driving prohibition, a traffic ticket, or a notice cancelling your driver’s license , you need to act quickly to defend your legal interests and keep your driver’s license.

If you need to drive as part of your employment, a driving prohibition can effectively leave you without a job, so it is essential to have skilled and experienced lawyers handling your case.  At Cote & Evans, we have an extensive practice defending drivers who are charged with offences or facing prohibitions under the Motor Vehicle Act and Criminal Code.

We assist clients in the following areas:

  • 3-day, 7-day, 30-day, and 90-day Immediate Roadside Prohibitions
  • 24-hour driving prohibitions for drugs or alcohol and 90-day Administrative Driving Prohibitions
  • Impaired driving, “over 80,” and refusal charges under the Criminal Code
  • Notice of Intent to Prohibit and other Driver Improvement Program letters
  • Referrals to the Ignition Interlock Program and Responsible Drivers Program
  • Speeding, cell-phone, careless driving and other traffic offences under the Motor Vehicle Act

Many driving offences and prohibition have strict time limits for you to file a dispute or defend yourself, so it is important to contact our office right away after receiving one to arrange for a free consultation.