Impaired Driving Lawyer In Toronto
Driving under the influence (DUI) or impaired driving is one of the most frequent cases I represent.
A first-time conviction for impaired driving with “over 80” (80 milligrams of alcohol in 100 millilitres of blood (0.08)) results in a mandatory minimum 12 month driving prohibition and a criminal record.
And it doesn’t stop there; further consequences include having your vehicle impounded, costly administrative fees to reinstate your license, mandatory drunk driving education courses, having to install an ignition interlock device, and skyrocketing insurance costs that can make even the simple drive to work prohibitively expensive.
Impaired driving happens for many reasons, but for most first-time offenders, it’s a regrettable mistake. Generally, a regular drink might add up to 25% of the .8 limit, (thus the typical 2 beer answer at roadside), but this estimate can be drastically effected by how fast you drink the alcohol, your body weight, the amount of food in your stomach and many other factors that clients forget to consider.
Nevertheless, there are ways to mitigate these charges, to allow for shorter suspensions, and to ensure no criminal records.
Don’t let one mistake ruin your life. If you’ve been charged with impaired driving in the province in Ontario, you need a good lawyer and need one now.