Alberta Roadside Sanctions Lawyer
ALBERTA ROADSIDE SANCTIONS
“Disputing a Notice of Administrative Penalty can be challenging. If you are looking to hire a roadside sanctions lawyer, call me for a free consultation. Even if you don't hire me, I might be able to help”.
7 DAYS TO FILE A NAP DISPUTE
Have you received a Notice of Administrative Penalty (NAP)? If you have, there is a very high likelihood that you are now subject to immediate roadside sanctions (IRS) pursuant to the Provincial Administrative Penalties Act and its concomitant regulations.
Did you know that pursuant to s. 7(1) of the Act you only have 7 DAYS to dispute the NAP? If you miss this deadline and wish to fight the sanctions, the reality is that you may be out of luck. After 7 days, SafeRoads Alberta will only grant a “late review” of immediate roadside sanctions if there are “exceptional circumstances” that resulted in late filing.
THE SAFE ROADS PORTAL
“To file your dispute, you will need the paperwork served on you by the police”.
Filing a NAP dispute requires you to access the SafeRoads Portal. To do so, you will need the Notice of Administrative Penalty/Immediate Roadside Sanction document for the purpose of inputting the required information. Specifically, you will need to input:
- Your last name.
- Your date of birth.
- The Contravention Number.
- The Occurrence time.
The “contravention number” is the 10 digit number on the upper right-side of the NAP beginning with “A” and ending with “O”. The “occurrence time” can be found near the top of your document, left of centre. If you input the wrong information or SafeRoads has committed a data entry error, the contravention will not be found and you will not be permitted access to the SafeRoads Portal.
Data Entry errors by law enforcement or SafeRoads administrators are not uncommon. Since you only have 7 days to file your NAP dispute, I encourage you to start early just in case you run into filing difficulties.
GROUNDS TO DISPUTE roadside sanctions
“Though it is difficult, there may be a legal path to having your Notice of Administrative Penalty cancelled”.
Successfully disputing a NAP is difficult to say the least. The evidentiary framework is heavily weighted in favour of the Government. There are, however, a variety of issues that may result in a notice of administrative penalty (NAP) being cancelled (or successfully defended).
If you are looking to hire a lawyer to fight your immediate roadside sanctions, call David Chow for a free telephone consultation. He is a Calgary based criminal lawyer who handles roadside sanctions cases throughout the province.