Defending Impaired Driving Offences
Criminal and Quasi-Criminal Charges
Drinking and driving in Ottawa is a serious offence. Don’t risk having a criminal record. Protect yourself, your criminal record and your financial security: speak with an Ottawa dui lawyer who has experience defending drinking and driving and DUI charges, and who knows understands DUI defence strategies. While some criminal lawyers defend DUI charges, it’s important to hire a lawyer that understands this area of law and knows what issues and evidence will be brought up by the Crown, as well as which dui defences will likely win in trial.
If you have been charged with drinking and driving, in Ottawa,it is important to speak to an Ottawa DUI lawyer right away so that evidence is not lost and your case is not compromised.
If you are convicted of a drinking and driving or an impaired driving offence, you should work with a lawyer that specializes in DUI, impaired, refusal to blow and over 80 defences. Someone who understands all the available defences and knows how to win DUI trials. You cannot afford anything less than the best. If you are conviceted of an impaired driving offence, you will have a criminal record, your licence will be suspended and you will have to pay fines. In addition, you will only be allowed to drive after you complete the course “Back on Track”, which costs $578 and can take up to 10 months to complete.
You could end up requiring facility insurance, which can have premiums STARTING at $5,000/year to $15,000/year for 3 to 5 years! If you lose, you may also need to pay thousands of dollars in fines and will not be able to drive for a minimum of one full year.
You will have to bear the cost of installing an ignition interlock device in your vehicle, which you will have to breathe into every time you start your car. If you have alcohol in your system, your vehicle will not start. You also will not be able to drive any other cars during this time period. A drinking and driving criminal record can also affect your ability to work if an employer requests a criminal background check. Finally, you may be prevented from traveling to certain countries if you have a criminal record.
Protect yourself, your criminal record and your financial security: speak with a criminal lawyer who has experience defending drinking and driving and DUI charges, and who knows what defences are likely to win in a trial. The bottom line is that you need a criminal lawyer with experience defending impaired driving charges. Please call 613.695.8595 to schedule a free, no-obligation case evaluation with Celine Dostaler.
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