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Second Offense DUI

Facing A Second Offense For Drunk Driving Or Impaired Driving In Alberta?

You Need To Immediately Contact Our Criminal Lawyers That Serve Edmonton, AB

With the introduction of the new drunk driving laws in Alberta, Bill 26, penalties have become more substantial for repeat drunk driving offenders. Obviously, penalties for second offenders are greater than those facing a first time offense. Second offence impaired driving penalties can include:

  • License suspension
  • Vehicle seizure
  • Remedial programming
  • Interlock device installation

Factors for sentencing fall under a scale of consideration, depending on the offender’s BAC reading at the time of offense. Penalties typically reflect whether a driver was between .05 BAC and .08 blood BAC, or if their blood alcohol level was over. 08.
I Had A Blood Alcohol Level Between .05 And .08 On My Second Offense

Drivers caught for impaired driving under such breathalyzer test results can expect the following penalties for their charge:

  • 15-day license suspension
  • 7-day vehicle seizure
  • Mandatory “Planning Ahead” course

Offenders that are caught with a breathalyzer reading over .05 can also expect to incur additional costs associated with towing their vehicle, as well as costs for the “Planning Ahead” program.
I Blew Over .08 Blood Alcohol Content On My Second Offence

Drivers who are caught with a breathalyzer reading that indicates a blood alcohol level over .08, under a second offense, can expect to be facing the following penalties:

  • Sustained license suspension until criminal charges are resolved
  • 7-day vehicle seizure

As mentioned earlier, impaired driving offenders can expect to incur additional costs associated with towing their vehicle, as well as costs for the “Planning Ahead” program. There are also significant costs associated with the installation, maintenance, and removal of the Interlock device within your vehicle. To learn more about the Interlock program, please visit our page dedicated to this subject.

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