If your criminal record has a conviction for an alcohol or drug-related driving offence, and you are charged with another such offence, the consequences you face are more severe. If the Crown serves notice that they are seeking enhanced penalty, you face a mandatory minimum sentence of 30 days in custody (for your third offence, the mandatory minimum sentence would be 120 days). You will also face longer licence suspensions which will be imposed by the Court and the MTO.
How do I Beat my Impaired Driving Charge?
First, you will need to hire an experienced DUI lawyer who will understand the case against you, the potential implications you may face, and how to best defend you.
Impaired driving and ‘over 80’ charges have many possible defences which your DUI lawyer will need to review. In most jurisdictions, you will receive police notes, body worn camera footage, police station surveillance footage. However, in some other jurisdictions you will also receive in-car camera footage. These all need to be reviewed to determine if the police followed proper procedure while also protecting your Charter rights. If the police failed to do so, you can ask for the stay of proceedings or the exclusions of important evidence (such as your breath sample).
Hiring a Brampton Impaired Driving Lawyer?
If you, or someone you know, is facing a DUI charge, contact us at 416-613-0416 to schedule a consultation. Lockyer Zaduk Zeeh is experienced representing people charged with DUIs. We are experienced Mississauga impaired driving lawyers who have a track record of securing careless driving resolution or acquittals for clients charged with DUI. Let us review your case to help you understand the case against you, your possible defences, and the impacts of a second finding of guilt against you.