Charges of impaired driving are taken very seriously by law enforcement and the Ontario courts. If the arresting officer suspects you are under the influence of drugs, alcohol or a condition that compromises your ability to drive, that one stop can result in a number of impaired driving-related charges. Don't lose your licence, time, or income to a conviction of impaired driving. When you need legal representation for your DUI defence, call the experienced lawyers at Jaki Freeman & Associates to defend your interests. Visit our Brampton office for a free initial consultation today.
How an Impaired Driving Charge Can Affect You
A single mistake can affect your life for years to come — even permanently. Drunk driving, no matter how low your blood alcohol content (BAC) is, can result in licence suspension. If a roadside breathalyzer test measures your BAC between 0.05 and 0.08, you may be subject to the following penalties:
Fine of $150
Roadside suspension of 3 to 30 days
Mandatory alcohol education or treatment program
Installation of an ignition interlock system on your vehicle
A conviction of driving with a BAC higher than 0.08 may result in any of the above consequences, as well as:
Jail sentence of 30 to 120 days
Roadside suspension of at least one year
Fine of $1,000 or more, as determined by a judge
If you hold a licence in the United States, that licence may also be revoked as a result of the conviction. The only way to avoid suspension and other consequences is to dispute the charge, which is why you need the help of a skilled lawyer.
We Can Help Defend You
An impaired driving conviction may make it difficult to find and keep work, fulfil your community and family obligations, and participate in your everyday activities. Proper legal representation can get your charges dismissed or the sentence reduced. After reviewing the evidence, our legal team will work to help you retain your driving privileges.