Posts Tagged 'impaired driving'

Ontario’s Drinking and Driving Laws Often Misunderstood; Here’s what you should know before you drink and drive | Criminal Defence Articles by Tushar K. Pain

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Most people don’t know they can be convicted of drinking and driving even if they are not driving a vehicle.  That’s just one indication of what you’re up against if you drink and drive in Ontario.

The offence of drinking and driving is defined in the Criminal Code to occur in two situations:  (1) where your ability to operate a motor vehicle is impaired, or (2) where the concentration of alcohol in your blood exceeds 80 milligrams of alcohol per ...

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How Impaired Driving Charges Are Defended | Criminal Defence Articles by Tushar K. Pain

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You’re pulled over by the R.I.D.E. program.  The officer smells alcohol on your breath and administers a roadside screening device test, which you fail.  You’re taken to the police station where a breathalyzer test is conducted.  Your readings are over 80 (that is, over the legal limit of 80 milligrams in 100 millilitres of blood).  You’re charged with drunk driving.  It appears to be an open and shut case.  You are charged with “over 80” and you were, in ...

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Ignition Interlocks: Another harsh reality for those convicted of an impaired driving offence | Criminal Defence Articles by Tushar K. Pain

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Most are aware of the consequences that follow a conviction for drinking and driving.  Under the Criminal Code, there are fines, driving prohibitions and a criminal record to contend with.  If its your second offence, you’re going to jail.  Under the Highway Traffic Act, there’s the automatic 90-day licence suspension before you’re even convicted.  Then, upon conviction, your licence is suspended for at least one year and you can’t get it back without completing a lengthy and expensive remedial ...

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How to Advise Pre-Charge Clients | Criminal Defence Articles by Tushar K. Pain

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This article originally appeared in the October 18, 2002, issue of The Lawyers’ Weekly

A client seeking immediate advice tells you that she was involved in a car accident. She tells you that there was serious damage to the other vehicle but she left the scene and several hours later when she got home, she found that the police had been there and left a message that they wanted to interview her. She wants to know what she should do. ...

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