The good news is that if you are convicted of impaired driving, driving over 0.08 or a refusal, all commonly known as DUI, you should have no issue travelling outside of Canada. The biggest concern for most people convicted of a DUI is if they can travel to the USA. The U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents are notoriously difficult, whether you have a criminal record or not.
Impaired Driving / DUI
Depending on the circumstances of your impaired driving offence, you could be sentenced to a period of jail if you are convicted. This is especially so if the impaired driving resulted in a person being injured or killed. There are also mandatory minimum periods of jail for repeat offenders starting at 30 days for a second offence and 120 days for a third offence.
On December 18, 2018, the federal government dramatically changed impaired driving laws across the country by repealing the old law and replacing it with newly expanded impaired driving laws. While most of the changes have little impact to the general public, two new provisions greatly increase police powers and can easily affect every person who operates a motor vehicle
Being charged with impaired driving, driving over .08 or refusing to provide a sample of breath, all commonly known as DUI, can have significant impacts on many aspects of your life. When you are charged with a DUI, you will immediately lose your licence for 90 days followed by a 12-month period in which you are only permitted to drive if you enter the Ignition Interlock Program.
If you have been charged with impaired driving, driving over 0.08 or refusing to provide a sample of breath, all commonly known as a DUI, you are no doubt wondering what it is going to cost to defend. This is a simple question without a simple answer.
Criminal records stay with you for life. If you are convicted of impaired driving, driving over 0.08 or refusing to provide a sample of breath, all commonly known as DUI, you will immediately get a criminal record. This record will appear anytime police or a third-party such as an employer conducts a criminal background check on you.
If you are convicted of impaired driving, driving over 0.08 or refusing to provide a sample of breath, all commonly known as a DUI, you will receive a criminal record. These records are maintained by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police’s Canadian Criminal Real Time Identification Services (CCRTIS). This database contains information about a person’s criminal history, including all convictions for which a pardon has not been granted, all charges regardless of disposition, outstanding warrants and charges.
If you have been charged or convicted of an impaired driving-related offence (impaired driving, driving over 0.08/DUI or refusing to provide a sample of breath), you will automatically lose your licence. Once you have been charged, you will be given an automatic 90-day suspension during which you cannot operate a motor vehicle. If you have been convicted of a driving-related offence, you will face a minimum 12-month driving prohibition.
Impaired driving or DUI refers to criminal charges of operating a vehicle while impaired from alcohol or drugs, driving over 0.08 and refusing to provide a sample of breath. These charges have serious consequences including significant fines, skyrocketing...
People are often surprised to learn they can be charged with a DUI offence (impaired and/or over 0.08) when they are sitting in a vehicle listening to music, passed out in the backseat or had been previously driving and then exited the vehicle...