If your blood alcohol concentration (BAC) is more than 0.08, or you fail or refuse to comply with alcohol or drug testing, you can be convicted under the Criminal Code. Individuals convicted for impaired driving offences face penalties under Canada’s Criminal Code and Ontario’s Highway Traffic Act. There is a zero tolerance law for Novice drivers and drivers under the age of 21. Driving-related Criminal Code convictions remain on a driver’s record for at least 10 years.
Types of drinking and driving charges:
The minimum penalty in Ontario for a second offence is: Suspension of your driver’s license for three years, Participation in the “Back on Track Program” for 11 months, Mandatory jail term of 30 days, Installation of an Ignition Interlock system in your car for three years, at your cost.
individuals who are convicted of driving while their license is suspended for a Criminal Code conviction face high fines under the Highway Traffic Act:
There are serious implications from a criminal conviction arising out of a drinking and driving related offence, which have an immediate and devastating impact on your life. These include, property damage, loss of employment income, uninsured medical costs, loss of enjoyment of life, jail sentences, higher fines and longer prohibitions. You will also have a criminal record.
This is why it is important to retain an X-Crown lawyer who has the knowledge and comprehensive understanding of the technical defences that are available to you, including the workings of the intoxilyzer. A certified toxicologist should per-form a calculation of blood alcohol concentration. An X-Crown impaired driving lawyer will know when to retain a toxicologist to provide an opinion. This opinion from the toxicologist will include the blood alcohol concentration based on what you actually had to drink, and what your actual elimination rate is.
We explore all possible defences available pertaining to your case. These include but are not limited to: Reasonable and probable grounds, right’s to counsel, unlawful stop, identity, charter rights, proper calibration of roadside de-vice and intoxilyzer 5000c, improper procedures, mouth alcohol impact on ASD, language barriers, technical issues, video tape review, counsel at police station and evidence to contrary.
It is important to remember that every allegation of drinking and driving is a fact specific inquiry. Consulting an X-Crown lawyer will assist you with identifying potential defences to this type of allegation.
Our experienced X-Crown Lawyers have the skills, resources and tools required to provide our clients with the most effective legal defence. We understand that not all clients are able to pay the full legal fee up front. This is why we offer flexible financing and payment plans to accommodate your financial situation.
X-Crown’s legal team fights to have all charges withdrawn. Our expertise is in negotiating with prosecutors to help defend against demerit points, license suspension, and reduced jail time (if applicable). If you’re facing legal challenges, contact the experts at X-Crown today.
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