What is impaired driving? What is DUI?
Impaired driving is a criminal offence pursuant to the Criminal Code of Canada. The offence occurs when a driver operates a vehicle while his or her ability to do so is impaired by the use of alcohol or drugs. DUI (or driving under the influence) is simply a colloquial term for the same offence.
A distinct but related offence is “driving over .08”, which occurs when a driver operates a vehicle with a blood alcohol ratio of over 80 mg of alcohol per 100 ml of blood. Other related charges include:
- Refusing to provide a breath sample.
- Impaired driving causing death or bodily harm.
- Driving over .08 causing death or bodily harm.
We can help if you are facing charges of driving over .08 or any charges related to impaired driving in Canada.
Maybe you had an extra glass of wine at dinner or you took a medicine that slows down your reactions and had to go somewhere in a hurry. In these and many other cases, you can be charged with drunk driving offence. Even though these are not the most serious allegations that a person can get, you should get legal help fast. This is important since the law and the punishments are becoming ever stricter. With Impaired Driving Lawyer Hamilton, you will receive professional legal representation of the highest quality.
On our legal team, we have experienced experts in the field of drinking and driving offences. Your rights will be protected by a counselor who has litigated a large number of diverse cases in the past. Our achievement record is one of the main reasons why people with drunk driving allegations come to us. We know how to develop a winning strategy and to implement it masterfully to achieve the best possible outcome for the client.
There is a considerable variety of drinking and driving offences. Some of the most common are impaired driving and refusal to give breath sample. Impaired driving also referred to as driving under influence covers not only the cases with alleged alcohol consumption. It also includes cases when the physical and/or mental abilities of a person have been adversely affected by the use of prescription medications or illegal drugs. There are different types of punishment including fines and imprisonment. If the person has had other driving offences in the past, their situation will undoubtedly become more difficult. Impaired Driving Lawyer Hamilton is here to take up even the most challenging cases and to provide the best legal assistance.
You will receive full legal advice in the first place. We want you to be fully aware of your situation and your options. That is why the lawyer working with you will explain all details and answer your questions. When you hire our legal services, the work on your case will start immediately. Your counselor will examine the circumstances and assess the situation. If there are legal grounds for charges against you to be dismissed the professional will do everything possible to achieve this.
You will receive legal representation throughout the entire process. Your Impaired Driving Lawyer will prepare your case in the most effective way. This involves the development of a strong strategy for defending your rights. Every detail will be taken care of. Your counselor will prepare you perfectly for all hearings and give you all the support that you may need. Everyone on the team involved in your case will always be available to answer your questions and to give you guidance and advice. Your lawyer will use all of their skills and all relevant tools to achieve the best outcome for you. Passion for victory is a key ingredient that drives us forward. All effort will be dedicated to accomplishing the desired result.
To receive legal advice and representation in case of any drunk driving offence, get in touch with us straight away.