A DUI (Driving Under the Influence) conviction typically remains on your record indefinitely unless you apply for a record suspension, commonly known as a pardon. The waiting period to be eligible for a record suspension for a DUI conviction is typically five years from the completion of your sentence, including any probation, fines, or license suspensions.
However, it is important to note that eligibility for a record suspension is determined by the Parole Board of Canada, which assesses each application on a case-by-case basis. They consider factors such as the nature of the offense, your criminal history, the completion of the waiting period, and your overall conduct since the conviction. Meeting the waiting period does not guarantee that your record will be suspended; it simply makes you eligible to apply.
Newmarket DUI Lawyers
An experienced lawyer can review your case, discuss potential defences, and advise you of the consequences of a guilty plea. Before entering a guilty plea, it is important to know all the facts and consequences since a guilty plea is rarely rescinded.
Impaired driving charges can carry serious consequences, so it is important to make sure you receive the best legal representation possible. If you have been charged with impaired driving, contact a criminal lawyer right away. They can advise you on your options and help you build the strongest defence possible. Contact the Newmarket Impaired Driving Lawyers at Lockyer Zaduk Zeeh at 416-613-0416 to schedule a consultation.