What is impaired driving? What is DUI?
A FORMER POLICE PROSECUTOR / FORMER CROWN ATTORNEY IS HERE TO HELP YOU
Impaired driving is a criminal offence pursuant to the Criminal Code of Canada. The offence occurs when a driver operates a vehicle while his or her ability to do so is impaired by the use of alcohol or drugs.
DUI (or driving under the influence) is simply a term for literally the same offence.
A distinct but related offence is “driving over .80”, which occurs when a driver operates a vehicle with a blood alcohol ratio of over 80 mg of alcohol per 100 ml of blood. Other related charges include:
- Refusing to provide a breath sample.
- Impaired driving
- Driving over .80
These are all common terms.
Speak to us first before entering a guilty plea !
DO NOT PANIC
We know you are stressed and probably want this matter before the court over as soon as possible The worst thing you can do at this point is plead guilty so that you can get the ordeal over with.
Impaired driving is a criminal charge (ON A 1ST OFFENCE FOR EVERYONE). It also a automatic criminal record (ON A 1ST OFFENCE) that will affect your ability to work and travel to the United States. If convicted, you will face significant fines and possible jail time. Even after the suspension of your driver’s licence is no longer suspended (usually after 1 year), your auto insurance rates are usually 4x times higher (approximately $1,000/month for the next 5 years), which may prevent you from driving for years. In addition, you will be required to install a Breathalyzer machine in your personal car, again at an additional cost.
If you do NOT install this Breathalyzer machine in your car after your suspension is over, you will be banned for life from driving any vehicle until you decide to put that breathalyzer machine in your car.
Our Former Police Prosecutor / Former Crown Attorney can assess your case and will fully explain the following:
- Impaired driving charges are difficult to prove and it is the prosecutor’s job to prove that you are guilty. They may not have sufficient evidence to prove the case against you.
- You may have a defence that will cause your charges to be dismissed, even though it may not be apparent to you.
- Even without a defence, you may be able to negotiate a plea to a lesser offence, like a traffic ticket. Our Former Crown Attorney / Former Police Prosecutor can determine if this is an option in your case and get you the best possible result.
- There also may be Charter rights violations that may result in your case being totally dismissed. (This actually happens a lot more than you think)
- If you do proceed to trial, our Former Crown Attorney / Former Police Prosecutor experience will be a key factor in preparing for and conducting the trial.
- Flat rate fees are offered by the Former Police Prosecutor / Former Crown Attorney. This will save you thousands of dollars on legal fees as most lawyers and law firms actually bill you by the hour and/or bill per court appearance. He will offer a flat rate , UNLIMITED court appearances for free.
Do NOT assume assume that the charge against you has no defence. Do not plead guilty until our Former Crown Attorney / Former Police Prosecutor has the chance and the opportunity to give you proper legal advice 24 hours a day / 7 days a week.