Impaired driving, also known as “drunk driving” or “driving under the influence,” can happen to anyone. On a moment’s notice it can change a person’s world. Everyone deserves solid, straight-forward, and honest legal advice to figure out how to deal with the situation.
Impaired driving charges are often coupled with charges of blowing over .80 or refusal to provide breath samples, and includes an immediate and indefinite license suspension. Convictions for one or more of these charges can lead to fines, increases in insurance rates, and a minimum of a one year driving prohibition in addition to the amount of time already spent suspended before the conviction. The accused person may be required to complete driver rehabilitation courses and have a “blow box” installed in their vehicle to get their license back even after the prohibition time has ended. The longer an accused person waits to have the case reviewed by a lawyer, the longer the driving suspension may be.
These types of charges have many technical defences. The defences are rooted in the facts of what happened surrounding the arrest, the procedures the police did or did not follow, and the application of legal principles surrounding the Criminal Code and the Charter of Rights and Freedoms. These are defences that are very complex and difficult to argue without having specific criminal defence experience.
At the very least, an accused person should have a skilled defence lawyer review the circumstances to determine whether there is a potential defence to the charges and the likelihood of the defence being successful. King Defence offers a free initial consultation and review of your case.
The lawyers at King Defence have been successful at defending persons charged with impaired driving and related charges, and reaching favourable resolutions when a conviction cannot be avoided. Our lawyers will review your case for free and explain your options to you, allowing you to make an informed decision whether or not to take your matter to trial, or to find a way to resolve the matter in the most favourable way possible.