90-Day Administrative Driving Prohibitions
If you are charged with impaired driving under the Criminal Code, you will likely also be served a 90-day Administrative Driving Prohibition (ADP). A 90-day ADP is issued under the Motor Vehicle Act and is separate from any Criminal Code offences. You will be required to surrender your driver's licence right away, but will be provided with a Notice of Driving Prohibition, which serves as a temporary driver's licence for 21 days. You will not be allowed to drive after the 21-day window has passed unless you have successfully disputed your ADP within that timeframe. Do not drive during the period of your prohibition – driving while prohibited in British Columbia is a serious offence, which carries a statutory minimum penalty of a one-year driving prohibition and a $500 fine.
If you have received a 90-day ADP and want to dispute it, you must act quickly. You are under a very strict 7-day deadline from the date you received the ADP to file for a review. Call us today for a free, confidential consultation to discuss your case.