DRINKING & DRIVING

IMPAIRED DRIVING

Drinking and driving offences commonly include: impaired driving, driving “Over 80”, and refusing or failing to provide a breath or blood sample.

Police often charge individuals with drinking and driving offences after making observations of individuals or vehicles, conducting vehicle stops, and using approved screening devices to collect breath samples.

The consequences for conviction of a drinking and driving offence can go well beyond a criminal record. Other penalties include fines, suspension or disqualification of a driver’s licence, vehicle seizure, mandated use of ignition interlock devices, incarceration, as well as increases in insurance rates. The penalties for impaired driving offences generally increase for second and third convictions.

The most common defence to impaired driving charges is an exclusion of evidence due to police violating the Charter of Rights and Freedoms. As a result, defences to drinking and driving offences can be technical and complex. Yoav has extensive experience in Charter litigation, particularly in the context of drinking and driving offences.

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