Administrative License Suspensions and Appeals
The law currently in Alberta, which has been held to be unconstitutional, is that an accused person automatically receives a license suspension from operating a motor vehicle pending disposition of the criminal accusation. These administrative suspensions remain in affect subject to an appeal process. During the appeal process all of the circumstances of the allegation are considered, however, there is no proper application of the standard of proof and there is no burden on the state to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that a person was actually guilty of any crime.
The hearing process can be costly, frustrating, and has time limitations and filing requirements. Mr. Royer has been successful in appealing administrative license suspensions.