WHAT SHOULD I DO IF I AM CHARGED WITH IMPAIRED DRIVING OR DRIVE EXCEED .08?
These criminal charges require prompt attention.
Conviction results in a criminal record, loss of license, fines, mandated drinking driving treatment (Back on Track) and possible use of Ignition Interlock on return to driving. Furthermore, recent amendments to the Criminal Code and Highway Traffic Act allow for a reduced loss of license if convicted, but only if the case is resolved within 90 days of charge. It is highly advisable to consult with a lawyer at your earliest opportunity.
The above information is of a general nature and is not intended to provide legal opinions. Readers should seek professional legal advice on the particular issues which concern them. We would be pleased to elaborate on any information contained above and how it may apply to your specific circumstances.