DUI/DWI – Impaired Driving

Impaired	Driving

More often than not, the first time that a person is charged with an impaired driving offence is the first time that they are being exposed to the police and the courts. It can be a frightening experience not knowing how to prepare a defence as well as not knowing what your rights are. The consequences of an impaired driving conviction can be hefty – this is precisely why you need an experienced lawyer at your side. We can ensure that your defence is thoroughly prepared.

Whether you’ve been charged with impaired driving, driving with concentration of alcohol in your blood exceeding the legal limit of 80 milligrams of alcohol in one hundred millilitres of blood (driving over 80), or refusing to provide a breath sample, the best thing for you to do is to speak with a lawyer who is experienced with cases such as yours.We have the expertise necessary to be able to defend you against charges such as these. If there’s a way to win, we will find it. The specific defences available always vary depending on the situation but it may include questions related to the accuracy of the machine, a violation of constitutional rights, the timing of the tests, or others.

Drinking and driving is NOT against the law.

You might think that your situation is hopeless because you had a drink before driving or because you failed the breath test. Think again.

In Canada, drinking and driving alone is not against the law. Breath tests are often inaccurate or deemed unreliable and excluded from evidence.

A lot of common assumptions about impaired driving law in Canada are wrong. Don’t let these misconceptions negatively impact your entire future. Contact us and become informed about the charges that you face and the best course of action for you.

Get the facts before entering a plea.

Facing impaired driving charges is a stressful situation. You may have stopped thinking clearly and just want to put the whole situation in your past. 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. A criminal record can affect your ability to work and travel. If convicted, you face significant fines and possible jail time. Even after the suspension of your driver’s licence is lifted, you may find that your insurance rates are prohibitively high, preventing you from driving for years.

Fortunately, you don’t have to face these possible consequences alone. There’s help and there’s hope.We 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.  We can determine if this is an option in your case and get you the best possible result.
  • If you do proceed to trial, our expertise and training will be crucial to preparing for and conducting the trial.

Never assume that the case against you is open and shut. Do not plead guilty until we have reviewed your case.

We can help you address the charges against you, starting today.

As a skilled impaired driving lawyer, we will provide you with the knowledge that you need to make the best and most informed decisions about how to proceed. This is definitely a situation in which knowledge is power.

Understand that the sooner you act and contact us, the better equipped you will be to deal with the charges against you effectively. The charges against you will not go away without help. You may be surprised how often we are able to help clients beat the charges against them.

Never assume that the case against you can be proved. Even if the police told you that you failed the breath test, do not plead guilty before you consult us and find out if the charges against you can be dismissed or reduced.

The decisions you make today can affect you for the rest of your life. Take action now and contact us to get the help you need to deal with your impaired driving charges.