Impaired Driving

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Drinking and driving is a very serious offence, and being charged with impaired driving and/or a related offence can be life altering. Unlike other Highway Traffic Act offences, drinking and driving related offences are criminal offences and, consequently, criminal sanctions are attached to them that can result in a criminal record and even imprisonment. A criminal record could impact your life in various ways such as, higher insurance rates, having a negative impact on your employment, and even being denied entry at foreign borders. It is important to seek out professional advice in these matters so you can be assured that your charge is dealt with fully and competently.

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Impaired Driving / Driving Under The Influence

Impaired driving means that your ability to operate a motor vehicle is affected by either alcohol or drugs or both. In Ontario, if you are found to be driving in this condition, you face criminal charges where you could lose your licence, face jail time, and pay stiff fines.

Over 80 mg

If a breath sample results in readings which are over the legal limit of 80 mg a criminal charge will be laid against you.

Refusing to Provide a Breath Sample

If a police officer has asked that you provide a breath sample and you refuse to do so, you will be charged with a criminal offence. If you are convicted, the consequences are the same as those for impaired driving. Furthermore, in Ontario, you will face an immediate roadside suspension for failure to provide a breath sample.

Penalties For All Drinking And Driving Related Offences

For a first offence:

  • A minimum fine of $1,000;
  • A minimum one-year driving prohibition;
  • Installation of an ignition interlock device in your vehicle for one year at a cost of approximately $1,500;
  • Mandatory attendance of the Back on Track remedial measure program at a cost of $475;
  • An administrative monetary penalty of $150

For a second offence:

  • Mandatory three year driving prohibition;
  • Mandatory 30 day jail term;
  • Installation of an ignition interlock device in your vehicle for three years at your cost of approximately $1,500;
  • Mandatory attendance of the Back on Track remedial measure program at a cost of $475;
  • An administrative monetary penalty of $150

For a third or subsequent offence:

  • Life time suspension of license;
  • 120 day jail term;
  • Installation of an ignition interlock device for your lifetime at your cost of approximately $1,500;
  • Attending the Back on Track remedial measure program at a cost of $475;
  • An administrative monetary penalty of $150

Visit the Penalties page for further information on what you could be facing if found guilty.

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