Vehicle Seizures For Impaired Driving:
How Long Can They Last?
The length of vehicle seizure is the same, whether your blood alcohol content is .05, .08 or over .08. Under Bill 26, if you are operating or found to be “in care or control of” a motor vehicle with .05 blood alcohol content or higher you will be facing charges such as:
- First offense: 3-day vehicle seizure
- Second offense: 7-day vehicle seizure./li>
- Third offense: 7-day vehicle seizure./li>
Graduated Drivers Licensing program: drivers in the GDL program are subject to a strict zero tolerance policy. Any GDL driver found with a blood alcohol content over .00 BAC is automatically subject to a 7-day vehicle seizure.
If I Have Towing And Impound Fees, How Much Will They Be?
Typically, towing a vehicle to an impound lot costs $116+ per tow, plus $2 per additional kilometer past 5 km, however, prices may vary depending on the location and the towing company. Each day your vehicle spends in an impound lot, it will cost you approximately $28 plus GST. For larger vehicles or for longer distance tows, prices will be given accordingly as they tend to be higher. If you would like to have more information on the pricing for towing and/or impound fees, you can visit: http://www.calgaryparking.com/web/guest/impoundlot/requiredfees.
Call Greg Dunn Today If Your Vehicle Has Been Seized
In today’s society, living everyday life is near impossible without the use of your vehicle and it’s convenience. Many individuals rely on having a vehicle for work, commuting, or simply visiting family and friends. If you have been charged and need criminal defense for an impaired, drinking and driving, or refusal to give a breath sample, contact our reliable DUI defense team now.
Greg Dunn has defended many clients with the same charges and has successfully acquired the evidence needed to have the prosecutor’s evidence deemed unacceptable and excluded from your trial. Our qualified impaired driving defence team will take you in the right direction to take the right steps to get you back on the road and get your situation under control. Do not waste another minute, contact criminal defense attorney Greg Dunn at 1-403-775-4677 today.