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.