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Vancouver Criminal Lawyer: Meghan Forhan

Care and Control IRP

The Facts:

Client was drinking at a pub and went outside to have a cigarette. It was a cold winter night, so the client sat in her car to stay warm as she smoked. Police arrived and saw her sitting in her vehicle outside the pub, they made a breath demand, and the client failed the ASD test. Client was issued an IRP and hired Ms. Forhan. Ms. Forhan obtained evidence from the bartender that the client had left her jacket inside and not paid her bill. Ms. Forhan put forward this evidence along with affidavit evidence from the client and won the IRP hearing after convincing the adjudicator that the client had no intention of driving, despite being in the driver’s seat with the keys in the ignition.

The Result:

IRP revoked. Client back on the road after 21 days rather than 90.