Impaired Driving Offences

Our Lawyers have successfully defended thousands of people charged with impaired driving. 

When discussing impaired driving offences, there are three primary charges you could be facing:

 

  • Impaired Driving

  • Driving “Over 80”

  • Refusing or Failing to Provide Breath/Blood Samples

 

Impaired driving legislation is complex and is one of the very few areas of criminal law where individuals are forced to incriminate themselves. Due to this highly prejudicial process, impaired driving legislation is full of nuances and legal standards that are rarely seen in other areas of law. When facing an impaired driving charge, you need to be confident that your lawyer is fully aware of each and every defence.

 

Each of these charges carry the same mandatory minimum penalty for first time offenders: a $1,000 fine, a one year driving prohibition, and a criminal record conviction. This is a very high price to pay for what may have been a once-in-a-lifetime error in judgment.

 

The consequences of these offences begin immediately. You will be subject to an immediate suspension of your driver’s licence and your vehicle will be impounded before you are released from police custody. This will have significant impact on your family, your employment, and your lifestyle.

 

Our lawyers have successfully defended thousands of people charged with impaired driving, often helping clients who believed they did not stand a chance.

 

If you are facing any of these charges, you need to start your defence as soon as possible to minimize any negative impacts. Contact our office today to see what your options are for appealing your licence suspension and defending your charges.

 

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Sentences and Suspensions

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