Under the Provincial legislation, if you register a "warn" on an ASD (Approved Screening Device, AKA Breathalyzer), you have a blood alcohol content of .05 to .079, and you will:
If you refuse to provide a sample or blow a "fail", meaning that you have a blood alcohol content at or over .08, you will;
If you are charged with Impaired Driving, Driving Over .08 or Refusing to Provide a Sample under the Criminal Code, you will:
Impaired Driving convictions have serious consequences. Any type of Impaired driving conviction will necessarily result in a driving prohibition, which impacts your ability to get to work, raise your kids, and live your life.
Defending impaired driving charges is complicated. The legislative scheme that sets out the offences and punishments for impaired driving offences is technical and complex. An impaired driving defence often involves a Charter-based challenge to the validity of the taking of the breath samples that underlie the offence.
Defending impaired driving charges is complicated and it's important that you consult with an experienced lawyer in order to identify the best possible defences for your case.
How should I prepare for my free case evaluation?
You should bring or email in advance the following:
- A written statement laying out your version of events;
- Documents given to you by the court or by the police;
- All disclosure you have received;
- Legal Photo ID; and
- Any supporting documents that can help your case.
How much do our services cost?
The cost will depend on several factors including:
- The complexity of your case;
- The severity of the charges; and
- The experience of the criminal lawyer working on your case.
Fees of an experienced and effective criminal defence lawyer will typically range in thousands of dollars. However, only a fraction of that amount is due initially. Flexible payment schedules are offered so that fees can be paid in monthly instalments.