Impaired Driving Offences and Over .80
Allegations of drinking and driving, as well as driving over .80, are some of the most common offences that drivers face in Ontario. The consequences can be significant, but there are effective defences that can be used. ImpairedDriving.legal connects you with lawyers that can provide you with straightforward legal advice and will work with you to reach the best possible outcome. Our network of impaired driving defence lawyers handle cases throughout Ontario and are well-respected among the legal community for their work in criminal law.
Drinking and driving offences, occassionally referred to as DUI or DWI (driving under the influence or driving while intoxicated) can be very distressing. You risk losing your licence among other adversities that might pose challenges in your future. Our network of referral lawyers have vast experience representing clients charged with over .80 offences, impaired driving, among other driving offences such as dangerous driving and criminal negligence.
Refusal to Provide a Breath Sample
The charge of refusal to provide a breath sample, either into a roadside device or into an Intoxilyzer at the police station, carries a penalty upon conviction that is identical to the penalty one would receive if convicted of the offence of over 80mgs. It is unlawful to refuse to provide a breath sample if the police have reasonable grounds to make a lawful demand. If you do refuse to provide a sample, you need a lawyer to help protect your rights.
Some people facing charges involving breath sample refusal also face charges involving impaired driving, and at ImpairedDriving.legal, our referred lawyers are experienced at handling both types of criminal offences. While these are two (2) distinct offences, the penalties can accumulate and become more serious if you have been charged with both.