Impaired Driving (DUI)

Impaired driving and Driving over 80 (milligrams of alcohol in millilitres of blood) are found in sections 253(1)(a) and 253(1)(b) of the Criminal Code of Canada. They carry serious consequences which range from fines to imprisonment, as well as a license suspension of at least three months under the provincial Motor Vehicle Act and over one year under the Criminal Code of Canada. The consequences for a refusal to provide a breathe sample, as found in Section 253(5) are largely the same as those for impaired driving and driving over 80. It is important to remember that being charged under one of these sections or failing the Breathalyzer test does not result in an automatic conviction. You should contact a lawyer at Bland & Associates to obtain and review the disclosure from the Crown Prosecutor and to prepare a defence based on the facts, and procedural and constitutional challenges.