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Drinking and Driving offences such as Impaired Driving, providing breath sample Over 80 mgs, and refusing or failing to provide a breath sample are Criminal Code offences in Canada. A DUI (Driving under the influence) offence has dire consequences to both your licence and insurance premiums. If found guilty, harsh sanctions can be put into place that can affect your current job, future employment opportunities and your ability to travel.
You do not need to let one mistake affect your future. We have a team of Toronto DUI Lawyers that can help you avoid the disastrous mandatory penalties associated with impaired driving. Our team of DUI Lawyers in Toronto will utilize our strong attention to details to defend you against your drinking and driving charges.
DRINKING AND DRIVING – DUI CHARGES
- Impaired driving – This charge occurs when a police officer has a reason to believe that your ability to operate a motor vehicle was impaired by alcohol or drug as a result of physical observations such as – poor driving or diminished motor skills such as unsteadiness while on your feet, and slurred speech.
- Over 80 mg – This charge occurs when the driver has an alcohol level of over 80 milligrams of alcohol in 100 millilitres of blood. A breathalyzer is used to obtain the evidence for this
- Refuse to blow or refuse to provide a breath sample – refusal can happen at a roadside traffic stop or at the police station. This charge occurs when a demand for samples or a sample of breath is made by a police officer followed by an outright rejection to providing a sample or unsatisfied samples are provided.
HOW DUI CHARGES CAN AFFECT YOU
Drinking and driving charges are offences in the Criminal Code that have mandatory sentences even if you have no Criminal or Highway Traffic Act record. The minimum sentences for a first offence is a $1000 fine and a 12 month driving prohibition, for a second offence 30 days in jail and for a third offence 120 days in jail. Aggravating features such as an accident, high breath sample readings or bad driving can lead to penalties well above the minimum sentence. Our Impaired driving lawyers will tirelessly to win your case or to ensure the lowest possible penalty.
HOW WE CAN HELP YOU DEFEND DUI CHARGES
There are viable defences to drinking and driving charges. You can challenge allegations through a variety of methods which include; exclusion of evidence as a result of the police officer violating your Charter protected rights, challenging technical aspects of the breathalyzer and breath testing procedure, or challenging the police officers’ reasons for obtaining a breath sample. We recommend that you consult with one of our firm’s Toronto DUI Lawyers on the best steps to deal with your situation. You are entitled to seek consultation upon arrest or detention for advice and our impaired driving lawyers are eager to help with any advice that is required.
CALL US NOW FOR EXPERT TORONTO DUI LAWYER SERVICES
For a consultation with an experienced DUI lawyer in Toronto, call Mass Tsang LLP at 416-907-4097 or visit torontodui.com. With 20 years of total experience, our Toronto DUI lawyer service that serves the Newmarket, Oshawa, Toronto, Mississauga, Brampton, Milton and surrounding areas.
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