Impaired Driving (DUI)
The consequences that come along with an impaired driving conviction can be hefty -- for you, for your loved ones, for your career, and in various other aspects of your life. If you have been charged with impaired driving or driving under the influence (DUI), it might seem as though your life is over, but don’t worry, it isn’t.
In Canada, drinking and driving is a criminal matter governed by the Criminal Code. There are some main charges that stem for driving under the influence, including “impaired driving”, “driving over 80” (or driving with concentration of alcohol in your blood exceeding the legal limit of 80 milligrams of alcohol in one hundred millilitres of blood), and “refusal to provide a breath sample”. If you have been charged with any of these, the most beneficial thing that you can do is speak to a lawyer with experience regularly defending against such charges.
There are many different defenses possible against allegations of impaired driving. The specific defenses available can vary depending on the situation, but may include questions related to the accuracy of the machine, a violation of constitutional rights, and others. Many DUI and impaired driving convictions have the possibility of being reduced, so even if you have been drinking, know there are some options available to you and the right legal team can help you find them. Even if you presume you are guilty, there may be some options available that you might not have thought of. Regardless of the facts, there may also be some pleas that can lead to a lesser conviction. An experienced legal team will be able to review your case and fight to get the right result for your case.
Given the seriousness of a drunk driving conviction, it is pertinent that you have a dedicated, results-driven team on your side to help you fight the charges. Raftery & Wendl are in your corner to help you fight your charges. The criminal defense team at Raftery & Wendl have fought, and won, many impaired driving cases and can provide your case with the expertise necessary to execute a well prepared defense.
Get in touch with an experienced legal team who can aid you in figuring out your best defense. You can book an appointment to get a better idea of what options you may have available to you. Call 905-523-4543 or complete the contact form to get started.