See Related Topics

Charges Surrounding Accidents: Fatalities, Bodily Harm, Hit-And-Run And Failing To Remain

Impaired driving causing bodily harm or fatalities are charges that have the potential to change your life permanently. If your accident did not result in death but you are charged with a hit and run or failure to remain at the scene, your situation is still extremely serious.

My name is Rick Muenz. At my Calgary-based criminal defence firm, Muenz Law Office, we will help you understand the full consequences of your charge and the consequences of the choices you will be forced to make as you deal with the charge.

What Are You Facing?

You may have had understandable reasons for the events that lead up to the accident. Unfortunately, your intention doesn't matter if someone has been hurt or if laws were broken. If you are convicted, you risk:

  • Incarceration: Particularly if the accident resulted in a death, a prison term is a very real possibility.
  • Licence suspension: Losing your licence upon conviction over a fatal accident is mandatory, which means it's not up to the judge. You will not be able to drive for at least five years. If your job involves a great deal of driving, your ability to support yourself or your family will be affected.
  • A criminal record: This could prevent you from getting a job, travelling — especially internationally — and may have a number of other effects on your life.
  • Insurance rates: It is highly likely that even when you are allowed to drive again, your insurance rates will be very high.

Determining The Strength Of Your Case

We will discuss the circumstances of your accident and arrest, the evidence, the strength of the case against you, and your options. Our lawyer has a particular interest in impaired driving cases and a solid record of success in court, both in defending clients and clearing their names and in getting favourable conditions for them if they choose to plead.

The charges against you are serious. You need serious support and the best legal representation available.

Contact Muenz Law Office

Call our Calgary office at 587-316-1499 if you have been charged following an accident. We also have an online form.