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Impaired Driving

When you cant afford to lose your license or get a criminal record trust a former Crown Prosecutor to help you win your case!

Impaired driving
Careless driving
Driving over 80 
Dangerous driving 



Our approach to client defence is built on a thorough review of the facts, exhaustive examination of all issues associated with your traffic stop and a determined approach to building your case. We are a firm built on the foundation of significant trial success. Since our founding we have been highly effective for our clients.
You have a right to vigorous and effective defence when charged with a crime. Exercise that right by working with a trusted and focused advocate. Call our office at 403-617-0035 or contact us online at info@mahoneylaw.ca to schedule a consultation.
*Past results do not guarantee success in any particular case.


Impaired Driving Under Section 253(1)(a) of the Criminal Code of Canada
Impaired driving charges can stem from any substance, chemical or condition that is deemed by Royal Canadian Mounted Police or the Calgary Police Service to impair your ability to operate a motor vehicle. These cases commonly involve drinking and driving, but increasingly, these charges come as a result of allegations that the accused was under the influence of illegal drugs or even legal prescription medication, which involve an intricate knowledge of drug recognition expert systems deployed by law enforcement.
If you or someone you love has been accused of impaired driving, our lawyers have the experience and proven record to provide strong criminal defence. We have taken on a significant number of impaired driving cases since our founding and strive to achieve a desirable outcome for our clients.
Get the knowledge, counsel and support you need if you are accused of a serious driving offence.
Our criminal defence firm provides systematic and thorough representation for our clients. We explore all avenues for resolution of impaired driving cases with strategies that can include, but are not limited to:
Challenging the legality of the stop
Questioning the methods applied for testing sobriety
Cross-examining witnesses and challenging police testimony
Employing expert toxicologists to challenge the prosecution's evidence
Advancing constitutional challenges to laws and legislation
For your impaired driving defence, call 403-617-0035 or contact our office online.
*Past results do not guarantee success in any particular case.


Driving while retainer Over 80 Milligrams of Alcohol per 100 Mililitres of Blood
The Criminal Code of Canada, law prohibits a driver from having a blood alcohol level over 80 milligrams per 100 millilitres of blood.  Individuals who cause accidents while driving while impaired can face significant criminal charges and substantial penalties. When you or someone you love has been accused of drunk driving, make sure you hire a lawyer with the experience and proven record to be effective for you.
When results matter for your case, put experience on your side.

Drive Over 80 Defence
A drive while over 80 drinking and driving charge can have significant and unexpected consequences beyond criminal fines and potential jail time. A conviction can also lead to:

A permanent criminal record
Employment issues
Driving prohibition for at least one year
Required treatment or assessment programs
Increased insurance premiums
An immigration status change
Our clients come from all walks of life. Whatever your situation and needs, we fully review all aspects of your case to help you protect your rights and achieve a workable solution.


Dangerous Driving 
Many Albertans consider driving offences as trivial things, which may be easily solved with a quick fine.  However, when charges of dangerous driving involve substantial damage to property, serious injury or even death, the consequences can be serious. These cases demand experienced and effective criminal defence.
Dangerous driving is broadly defined in the criminal code, leaving police and law enforcement substantial latitude to apply the charge as they see fit. Particularly where you are charged in conjunction with a serious injury or death, you need a knowledgeable legal counsellor to help protect your rights.
Our criminal defence firm will handle dangerous driving cases involving:

Impaired driving
Excessive speeding
Abrupt lane changes
Aggressive driving
Accidents resulting in serious injury
Criminal negligence causing death
Penalties for dangerous driving can include a one-year license suspension even if no one is harmed as a result. Where a person suffers serious bodily harm, a conviction can result in jail time. up to 10 years, a penalty that will increase if a death results.
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