Impaired Driving / DUI

Are DUI Records Public?

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.

October 2nd, 2019|

What is Ignition Interlock?

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.

September 27th, 2019|

What is impaired driving?

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...

July 15th, 2019|

What is Care and Control?

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...

July 15th, 2019|

What is a Refusal?

Just like blowing over 0.08 or driving while impaired, it is a criminal offence to refuse to provide a sample of breath during an impaired driving investigation. Not only is it a criminal offence to outright refuse to provide a sample, you can be charged with refusal even if you fail to provide a proper sample despite attempting to do so...

July 15th, 2019|

What is a Curative Discharge?

A curative discharge is a form of condition discharge available to individuals charged with impaired driving or driving over 0.08. Curative discharges are not a get out of jail free card and are reserved for individuals who are in need of curative treatment...

July 15th, 2019|

What happens when I am charged with a DUI?

DUI is a common term that refers to impaired driving, driving over 0.08 and refusing to provide a sample of breath. The consequences of being charged with one of these offences are immediate and severe...

July 15th, 2019|

How do I beat a DUI / Impaired?

DUI is a common term that refers to impaired driving, driving over 0.08 and refusing to provide a sample of breath. Each of these offences carry mandatory minimum punishments including fines and license suspensions...

July 15th, 2019|

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