An impaired driving charge can be imposed on individuals in Ontario who have driven while impaired by alcohol or drugs, operated a motor vehicle with a Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) at or over 0.08, or refused to provide a breath sample. In order to avoid criminal charges, fines, and other serious penalties you will need the expertise of experienced lawyers. At Confente Garcea Lawyers we have the talent and knowledge needed to ensure that your DUI or impaired driving case is handled fair and just, and can help to win your case.
DUI/ Impaired Driving:
Impaired driving charges relate to the driving of cars, boats, snowmobiles, off-road vehicles, and other motor vehicles while impaired by alcohol or other substances that compromise your driving abilities. The maximum legal blood alcohol concentration (BAC) for fully-licensed drivers in Canada is 0.08, meaning that for every 100 millilitres of blood there can be 0.08 millilitres of alcohol in your system. A zero-tolerance policy is in effect for young, novice, and commercial vehicle drivers. This means that there will be serious consequences if any trace of cannabis, alcohol, or other illegal drugs is found in these individuals’ systems. Impairment from prescription and over-the-counter drugs can also lead to equal charges.
What a DUI could mean to you:
- Loss of driver’s license
- A criminal record
- Large fines
- High automobile insurance rates
- Installation of a ignition interlock device at your expense
- Bans, or difficulties entering the United States, and other countries
If you or someone you know is facing a DUI or impaired driving charge, contacting one of the experienced lawyers at Confente Garcea could help you win your case.