A conviction under the Criminal Code Impaired provisions will have an immediate and mandatory impact on you.
Your drivers licence will be immediately suspended for 90 days;
If found guilty you will lose your driving privileges for at least one year and fined a minimum of $1000;
If you have a previous conviction for a related offence you will be subject to a mandatory prison sentence, and your period of licence revocation will be greatly increased;
You will only be permitted to drive with an interlock device installed, and you will be subject to the requirements of the Back on Track Program administered by the MTO;
Your insurance premiums are likely to skyrocket- by as much as six-fold for the next 5-7 years
The Impaired Driving provisions of the the Criminal Code are unique. Police officers have much wider powers of detention, arrest, and search and seizure compared with other areas of the law. Without having to obtain a warrant the police can demand that you provide breath samples into instruments designed to detect the level of alcohol in your bloodstream. You can be compelled to perform field sobriety tests where drug impairment is suspected. Under certain cirumstances your blood or urine can be seized as well.
Due to the unique features of this area of the criminal law it is important to hire a lawyer who has specialized knowledge. Only a lawyer with the extensive background defending drinking/drive offences will to be able to spot the relevant issues and chart the correct course to a successful defence at trial. At Lo Greco Stilman LLP we have been defending persons charged with drinking and driving for over 2 decades, and have achieved the acquittal of hundreds of persons accused of these offences.
The lawyers at the firm of Lo Greco Stilman all have over 20 years experience fighting for the rights of our clients. If you are facing a charge of Impaired Driving, Over 80, Refuse breath sample, or any other motor vehicle offence contact us today at 416-488-4110 or toll-free at 1-855-296-3191 or email us at email@example.com.