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IMPAIRED DRIVING

IF YOU CONVICTED FOR IMPAIRED DRIVING OR OVER 80, YOU WILL FACE SIGNIFICANT PENALTIES THAT INCLUDE:

Criminal record
Substantial fine
Drivers License suspension for one year (first conviction)
Potential period of incarceration
Installation of the Ignition Interlock device
Attendance of Back on Track program
You may not be able to travel to other countries
Your insurance premiums will skyrocket

Many persons charged with impaired driving rely on their licenses to earn a living. We understand this matter is important to you, and regardless of your personal circumstances, our lawyers will fight impaired driving tirelessly on your behalf.

IMPAIRED DRIVING / OVER 80
Everyone commits an offence who operates a motor vehicle or vessel or operates or assists in the operation of an aircraft or of railway equipment or has the care or control of a motor vehicle, vessel, aircraft or railway equipment, whether it is in motion or not,
s. 253(a) – while the person’s ability to operate the vehicle, vessel, aircraft or railway equipment is impaired by alcohol or a drug; or
s. 253(b) – having consumed alcohol in such a quantity that the concentration in the person’s blood exceeds eighty milligrams of alcohol in one hundred millilitres of blood.

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255(1) Criminal Code of Canada

  • Every one who commits an offence under section 253 or 254 is guilty of an indictable offence or an offence punishable on summary conviction and is liable, (a) whether the offence is prosecuted by indictment or punishable on summary conviction, to the following minimum punishment, namely, (i) for a first offence, to a fine of not less than $1,000, (ii) for a second offence, to imprisonment for not less than 30 days, and (iii) for each subsequent offence, to imprisonment for not less than 120 days; (b) where the offence is prosecuted by indictment, to imprisonment for a term not exceeding five years; and (c) if the offence is punishable on summary conviction, to imprisonment for a term of not more than 18 months. Marginal note:Impaired driving causing bodily harm (2) Everyone who commits an offence under paragraph 253(1)(a) and causes bodily harm to another person as a result is guilty of an indictable offence and liable to imprisonment for a term of not more than 10 years. Marginal note:Blood alcohol level over legal limit — bodily harm (2.1) Everyone who, while committing an offence under paragraph 253(1)(b), causes an accident resulting in bodily harm to another person is guilty of an indictable offence and liable to imprisonment for a term of not more than 10 years. Marginal note:Failure or refusal to provide sample — bodily harm (2.2) Everyone who commits an offence under subsection 254(5) and, at the time of committing the offence, knows or ought to know that their operation of the motor vehicle, vessel, aircraft or railway equipment, their assistance in the operation of the aircraft or railway equipment or their care or control of the motor vehicle, vessel, aircraft or railway equipment caused an accident resulting in bodily harm to another person is guilty of an indictable offence and liable to imprisonment for a term of not more than 10 years. Marginal note:Impaired driving causing death (3) Everyone who commits an offence under paragraph 253(1)(a) and causes the death of another person as a result is guilty of an indictable offence and liable to imprisonment for life. Marginal note:Blood alcohol level over legal limit — death (3.1) Everyone who, while committing an offence under paragraph 253(1)(b), causes an accident resulting in the death of another person is guilty of an indictable offence and liable to imprisonment for life.

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All traffic ticket violations and Provincial offence summons are dealt within the Provincial court locations in Ontario. We have been providing legal services to all of Ontario in the GTA area for over 15 years.

Highway Traffic Act charges such as speeding or traffic violations;

Municipal by-law charges relating to excessive noise, animal control, or garbage disposal;

Charges laid under provincial legislation such as the Environmental Protection Act, the Occupational Health and Safety Act, the Dog Owners’ Liability Act or the Trespass to Property Act.

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