If you are caught drinking and driving, there are serious consequences you could face, and those consequences could affect you for the rest of your life.
Having a good lawyer on your side is extremely beneficial. When you retain a criminal defense lawyer, you will have representation from someone who fully understands the law as it pertains to drinking and driving, including technical defenses that may be available to you, such as the laws pertaining to the police use of an intoxilyzer.
There are various types of drinking and driving charges that you could face, including:
Even if this is your first offense, there can be serious implications that lead to a criminal conviction when you are charged with drinking and driving.
The Ontario Government website provides additional information on the penalties imposed by the Ministry of Transportation.
If you are required to drive as a part of your employment, you are at risk of losing your job because all convictions require your license to be suspended. Some convictions carry more severe punishments, including time in jail, high fines, and longer license suspension timeframes.
Due to the new provincial legislation, a first-time offender, may have the mandatory minimum of one year driver’s license suspension shortened.
A lawyer could take one of many defense stances, including:
Remember that drinking and driving is a serious crime, and every charge should be taken seriously. Consult with the Law Office of Kalina & Tejpal immediately, and we will help you develop a defense strategy before your driving, and criminal record is impacted.