What is impaired driving?
IMPAIRED DRIVING / DUI
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 insurance, incarceration and a criminal record that can impact future travel and employment. When you are charged with a DUI, you will immediately lose your driver’s license for 90 days.
Impaired driving is a highly technical area of law with complex defenses. Most often, DUI investigations are conducted on the side of the road at night. This environment frequently leads to significant deficiencies in the police investigation that we are able to exploit at trial.
Cory Wilson’s extensive knowledge and experience results in our clients consistently being found not guilty at trial or having their charges withdrawn by the Crown Prosecutor.
DRIVING OVER 0.08
This refers to operating a motor vehicle while having a blood alcohol content of more than 80 milligrams of alcohol per 100 milligrams of blood. The blood alcohol reading is obtained through the use of a police breathalyzer or blood samples taken by a medical professional.
A person may be charged with impaired driving when their ability to operate a motor vehicle is impaired by alcohol or drugs. It requires evidence of impairment such as driving pattern, slurred speech, bloodshot eyes, admission of consumption and smell of alcohol on your breath.
A person will be charged with refusal when a police officer makes a breath or blood demand and a person fails to comply. This can be an outright refusal to provide a sample or a failure to provide a sample despite blowing into the machine.
A refusal charge can occur for a failure to comply with an approved screening device demand, a blood demand or a demand for a sample of breath taken by a breath technician.