Your Calgary DUI Charge and Defence: Part 2

This is the second part of a two-part article series outlining what you can expect when facing a DUI charge in Calgary. For Part 1, click here

Regardless of the specific facts surrounding your DUI arrest and the charges laid against you, your best chance of putting the charge behind you quickly, permanently, and with minimal disruption is to contact a criminal defence lawyer as soon as possible—before discussing your case with Calgary Police or Crown prosecutors, aside from compliance with lawful requests and answering basic questions about your identity. Here's what you can expect once you've contacted a Calgary DUI lawyer.

A Calgary DUI Lawyers Keeps Your Information Confidential and Works on Your Behalf

When you partner with a Calgary DUI lawyer to help you defend your case, it's important to find someone you trust. You will need to be completely honest with your defence lawyer in order for them to serve you effectively, so make sure you are comfortable with the DUI lawyer you choose, and that they show genuine interest in understanding the details of your case and real concern for your well-being and the security of your family.

A DUI defence lawyer is your advocate in the Calgary courts and in dealings with law enforcement; they will discuss your case's particulars in depth and inform you about the various options available to you while keeping everything you share with them in the strictest confidence. The more you share with them about your case and the circumstances that led to your DUI charge, the more effectively they will be able to provide a comprehensive defence. Again, the more you trust your lawyer and the more honest you are with them, the smoother your DUI case will proceed.

 Exploring Options with a Calgary DUI Lawyer

Though Alberta imposes harsh administrative and criminal penalties on those convicted of impaired driving or "DUI," the City of Calgary and other communities in the Calgary area have made diversion and rehabilitative programs available for many persons accused of DUI offences. A criminal defence lawyer with experience handling DUI cases will be able to help you select a way forward that has the best potential for a quick return to a normal, happy, and productive life, without the burden of a DUI conviction hounding you for the rest of your life.

If alcohol or drug addiction or dependency might have been a factor in your DUI case, or if there are other social, familial, or personal issues that contributed to your impaired driving charge, these can be used as part of your defence and to get you the treatment—and the justice—you deserve. Don't let a DUI arrest become an automatic and permanent stain on your psyche; talk with an experienced Calgary defence lawyer and see what options you have for ending your DUI ordeal quickly and with minimal frustration.

Free Consultations with a Calgary DUI Lawyer

If you or a family member has been charged with a DUI in the Calgary area, contact DUI lawyer Susan Karpa for a free initial consultation. Get the help you deserve and are entitled to under the law.

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