DUI / Impaired Driving
Impaired driving or “DUI” refers to criminal charges of operating a vehicle while impaired from alcohol or drugs, driving over 0.08 and/or refusing to provide a sample of breath. These charges have serious consequences including significant fines, skyrocketing insurance, incarceration and a criminal record which can impact future travel and employment. When you are charged with a DUI, you will lose your driver’s license until your matter is resolved in court which can often be many months away, therefore it is important to contact us immediately to assess your case and begin working on your defence.
Impaired driving/DUI is a highly technical area of law with complex defenses despite the fact you may have blown over the legal limit. Most often, DUI investigations are conducted on the side of the road at night. This environment frequently leads to significant deficiencies in the police investigation that we are able to find and exploit at trial. Our extensive knowledge and experience lead to our clients consistently being found not guilty at trial.
The penalties for being found guilty of a DUI are significant. You will face an automatic one-year driving prohibition, a mandatory minimum fine of $1,000 and have a criminal record. You will also be forced to have the Interlock System installed in your vehicle, at your expense, for a period of one year. You can apply to have the Interlock installed in your vehicle three months into your driving prohibition.
Even if you don’t think you have a defence, contact us for a free, no obligation consultation.