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What to do When You Receive a SafeRoads Driving Suspension

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At Davidson Gregory, we have successfully defended many people from across Alberta who have received SafeRoads License suspensions.

Acting Swiftly: Your 7-Day Window After a SafeRoads License Suspension

Receiving a SafeRoads Alberta (IRS) impaired driving or refusal to provide a sample license suspension can have serious long- and short-term consequences. It is also extremely stressful since you need to act quickly to fight your license suspension. After you receive a license suspension, you have 7 days to file an appeal.

As soon as you receive a SafeRoads license suspension for drunk driving (DUI), driving while under the influence (DWI), or refusing to blow, you should contact a lawyer who has experience fighting SafeRoads license suspensions to assist with your appeal.

Defending Against SafeRoads DUI License Suspensions: Steps to Take

When you first contact a lawyer about your SafeRoads DUI license suspension appeal, you need to provide them with the following information: 

  1. The contravention number on the Notice of Administrative Penalty you received,
  2. Your date of birth,
  3. The occurrence time on your Notice of Administrative Penalty, and
  4. Your last name. 

At Davidson Gregory, our lawyers will use this information to access the police reports and other evidence uploaded to the SafeRoads website and file an appeal for your license suspension.

Unlocking Your Defense: Key Information for SafeRoads Alberta License Suspension Appeals

After this initial contact, your lawyer will require more information to ensure you have the best chance at fighting your SafeRoads Alberta License Suspension. 

Davidson Gregory, SafeRoads clients are then asked to provide the following information: 

  1. A copy or the original Notice of Administrative Penalty received;
  2. A copy or the original vehicle seizure notice received;
  3. The names and contact information of anyone who was with you when you got your license suspension;
  4. The names and contact information of anyone who was with you 2 hours before or after you received your SafeRoads driving suspension, and
  5. Notes of what happened leading up to and during the SafeRoads license suspension incident. 

Once we receive this information at Davidson Gregory, our SafeRoads lawyers will schedule an in-person or virtual meeting to discuss next steps.

Davidson Gregory’s Winning Approach to SafeRoads Alberta License Suspension Cases

Andrew Bieman of Davidson Gregory has successfully defended many clients with SafeRoads Alberta license suspensions for impaired driving and refusing to provide a breath sample. 

You can contact Andrew on his cellphone at 780-566-1168 or by email at [email protected] to represent you on your SafeRoads Alberta license suspension. Andrew Bieman along with the other criminal and administrative law lawyers at Davidson Gregory are also available to work with clients on other matters related to criminal law and administrative tribunals.