The most important factor in successful IRP reviews is information.
Without access to some very specific knowledge and information, you won’t succeed in fighting the IRP.
Who has the information?
Lawyers who specialize in IRPs have this information (or know someone who has it). Every police officer who issues an IRP has this information. RoadSafetyBC adjudicators have this information. And of course, we here at Point 08 Forensic Alcohol Consultants have this information.
There is lots to know about IRP reviews
A police officer may take only a few minutes to stop a driver and issue an IRP, but there are many laws (both provincial and federal) governing his actions that he must obey. He must follow many policies and procedures while operating the ASD, and he must properly complete the documents that capture evidence justifying the IRP. It’s a lot of information, and even small errors or omissions on his part can mean a successful IRP review for you.
Police get a lot of training to operate an ASD and issue IRPs. They learn how and when to make an ASD demand, how to operate an ASD, how and when to advise a driver of second ASD test, and how to complete and serve the IRP documents. There is a lot for police to know. As a retired course instructor, we know all about the IRP training and we use that knowledge to discover errors in the IRP documents. Then we describe the errors in our report that you (or a lawyer) can then submit to the IRP review.
Information doesn’t have to be expensive!
If you can get access to this specialized IRP information then great, you have a good chance of success. If you have access to this information at no cost that is even better! Perhaps you know a police officer or an adjudicator. Maybe a lawyer is a family friend. But if you are like most drivers, you will have to pay something to someone to benefit from their specialized information. But this cost doesn’t have to be expensive. For example, our fees are much lower than a lawyer charges to represent an IRP client. So low that many lawyers hire us to increase their success rates.
If you need information about IRPs and don’t want to spend a lot of money for it, give us a call. We can review the IRP disclosure documents and give you our preliminary assessment. You don’t pay until you agree to have us prepare a written report that you can use to fight your IRP review.