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NEW Mandatory Remedial Programs

Bill 15 – 2015: Motor Vehicle Amendment Act, 2015, came into force and effect on February 3, 2016 and has made significant changes to the Motor Vehicle Act with respect to the Remedial Programs. This legislation has eliminated the Remedial Reconsideration process. In British Columbia there are currently two Remedial Programs that drivers can be […]

Disputing Traffic Tickets

Early in my career, I got a ticket on my way to court for “use of electronic device while driving”. I instantly apologized to the officer and admitted to being on my phone. When I came back to the office, I told my colleague, Joel Whysall, about the ticket. His advice to me was to […]

Why did you get referred to the Remedial Programs?

A question that I get asked over and over again is whether someone will have to install an interlock device in their vehicle after getting a 90 Day Immediate Roadside Prohibition. The short answer is: Possibly. The solution is: Hire an experienced lawyer. The Responsible Drivers Program and the Ignition Interlock are possible “Remedial Programs” […]

What to do when you get a BAD IRP Decision?

Unfortunately Adjudicators do not always provide well-reasoned decisions, or the right decision. So what do you do? The only way to challenge or appeal the decision of an Adjudicator is seek judicial review by way of Petition to the Supreme Court of British Columbia At the hearing a Justice of the Supreme Court will review […]