Criminal lawyers at Specht and Pryer in Vancouver specialize in defending individuals or entities charged with criminal offenses. When someone is accused of committing a crime, our criminal lawyer’s role is to provide legal representation and protect the rights of the accused throughout the legal process.
As a dedicated team of criminal lawyers, we take pride in our track record of success. We have consistently achieved favorable outcomes for our clients.
Driving while prohibited
When someone is caught driving while prohibited in BC, they may face criminal charges and conviction.
If they are convicted, they may be removed from Canada, or experience difficulty renewing their visa or permanent residency. Even if you are a Canadian citizen, it may become difficult to travel overseas with a criminal record.
Our lawyers practice immigration law and understand the needs of temporary residents as well as Canadian citizens who travel overseas.
The consequences of a conviction extend beyond legal penalties, as it can bring about various other consequences affecting one’s personal and professional life.
In such a situation, it is essential to consult with our criminal lawyers to understand the potential consequences and options available. We are committed to delivering results that make a difference in our clients’ lives.
What are the potential penalties for driving while prohibited in BC?
- 12 hours licence suspension
- 24 hours to 90 days driving prohibition
- 3 to 90 days Immediate roadside prohibition
- 90 days administrative roadside prohibition
- Jail time
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Driving while prohibited in BC
Driving under the influence (DUI) refers to the act of driving a motor vehicle while impaired by alcohol, drugs, or a combination of both. Driving Under the Influence (DUI) in British Columbia (BC) is a serious offense with far-reaching implications.
When someone is charged with DUI, they may face driving a suspension, a fine, or even jail time. The implications of a DUI conviction can affect driving privileges, insurance rates, and even future employment opportunities.
Those facing DUI charges in BC should seek immediate legal counsel to navigate the complex legal system and work towards minimizing the potential repercussions on their life and future endeavors.
With a proven track record of success, our team of dedicated criminal lawyers takes pride in consistently achieving great outcomes for our clients.
How can we help our clients?
- Avoid conviction through achieving absolute or conditional discharge
- Assist with negotiating a plea bargain
- Help clients understand the implications of a criminal conviction and work to minimize the impact on their records
Assault is a criminal offense that involves intentional use, or threat of use, of force against another person without consent from another person. It can happen between family members such as spouses, parents, and children.
What is considered assault in BC?
- Physical violence such as kicking, punching, pushing or slapping
- Verbal threats or threats with a weapon
- Sexual contact without consent
The role of assault lawyers at Specht and Pryer is to provide legal representation and guidance to their clients throughout the legal process.
Have you been assaulted?
If you are a victim of an assault, we can assist you with contacting the police.
Thefts are considered serious offenses in British Columbia (BC), and anyone facing theft charges should consider seeking legal representation.
The severity of the penalty for theft in BC depends on factors such as the value of the stolen property, the circumstances of the crime, and the individual’s criminal history. Penalties can range from fines and restitution to imprisonment, depending on the gravity of the offense.
Does someone owe you money?
We also help clients with debt collection. Please contact us for a consultation.
How much do you charge?
Our fees depend on the complexity of your situation. Please contact us as soon as you can, with all the documents you have received from the police. We charge clients a flat fee, which means we do not charge by hour but rather for the actions we take. If you are criminally charged or arrested, please contact us as soon as you can.
Does hiring a lawyer guarantee dropping a charge against me?
While our experienced lawyers can significantly influence the outcome of your case and work to achieve the best possible result, there are several factors that determine whether charges will be dropped or reduced. The legal process is complex and outcomes can never be guaranteed. We will help clients understand the potential outcomes and strategies available in their specific case.
Is DUI a criminal offence in BC?
If someone is convicted, it usually results in a criminal record. Having a criminal record can have significant implications for various aspects of an individual’s life, such as immigration status, traveling, and employment. However, our lawyers at Specht and Pryer will guide and defend our clients to minimize the consequence.
I received a driving prohibition but I have to drive for legitimate reasons. What do I do?
If you have received a driving prohibition, please DO NOT DRIVE under any circumstances. However, our lawyers may be able to help you cancel or reduce your prohibition depending on your situation. Please contact us.
Is hitting a spouse or child considered assault?
Yes, hitting a spouse or child is considered assault. We understand that in some countries It is not taken as seriously as in BC. However, in BC people may face legal consequences. If someone hits their child, there is a chance of them losing guardianship of the child.
You are likely reading this article because you were pulled over by a police officer and told that you were driving while prohibited. Many of our clients in similar circumstances were not even aware that they were not allowed to drive. Why does this happen? What are...
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