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Albertans appealing drunk driving laws feel they're too harsh

A group of Albertans appealing the province’s new drinking and driving laws feel they’re being punished for protesting their innocence.

In an Edmonton court Tuesday, provincial lawyers argued Alison Redford’s law is all about making our streets safer, but some feel they are being unjustly treated as guilty before they have a chance to prove otherwise.

Under the law, a first offender blowing over .05 will immediately result in a three day impoundment of their vehicle, and a three day suspension of their license; all without a trial, appeal, or chance to call their lawyer.

If you plead not guilty, your license remains suspended until your case is heard; which could take up to a year.

According to The Calgary Sun, courts could rule on the appeal within two weeks.