If you have been charged with driving under the influence (DUI), impaired driving, or refusing to provide a breath sample in St. Catharines, Toronto, the GTA or anywhere in Ontario you may need to hire a criminal defence law firm experienced in drinking and driving cases. The sooner you hire the right firm, the odds of winning your case increase. Since 2005 Lockyer Posner Craig has earned its reputation as a leading Canadian criminal law firm with proven success in handling DUI and impaired driving cases.
A DUI charge, “driving under the influence” typically involves:
- impaired driving
- operating a motor vehicle at or over 80 within two hours of drivnig
- refusing to provide a breath sample
A charge of impaired driving means operating a vehicle (including cars, trucks, boats, snowmobiles and off-road vehicles) while your ability to do so has been compromised by consuming alcohol, drugs or a combination of the two.
For fully licensed drivers across Canada, the maximum legal blood alcohol concentration (BAC) is 80 milligrams of alcohol in 100 millilitres of blood, or 0.08. Driving with BAC at or over 0.08 is a criminal offence with severe consequence and penalties which can include licence suspension, vehicle impoundment, fines, a criminal record, possible incarceration and much more including prohibiting entry into a foreign country having been charged with a criminal offense.
For young, novice and commercial vehicle drivers, there is a zero tolerance policy in effect, meaning that with the presence of any cannabis or alcohol in your system, and/or impairment by any substance that includes illegal drugs, prescription drugs or over-the-counter medications, you could face severe consequences. If you are impaired as a result of your consumption, you could face criminal charges also.
Beyond federal statutes, Ontario has its own specific provincial laws regarding driving under the influence (DUI) or impaired driving.
Winning your drinking and driving case means:
- Avoiding a criminal record
- Keeping your driver’s license
- Preventing problems crossing the U.S border
- Preserving your reputation in the community
- Protecting against devastating automobile insurance costs
Lockyer Posner Craig – in St. Catharines, Toronto and throughout Ontario – defends every kind of drinking and driving charge, including impaired driving, driving over the legal limit, and failing to provide breath samples at the roadside or at the police station. We have the experience to handle your case and achieve the best result. We also understand how stressful it is to face a drinking and driving charge.
Lockyer Posner Craig is the right firm to handle your drinking and driving charge in St. Catharines, the Toronto and GTA area because:
- We are among the most respected law firms in Canada
- Our track record of winning drinking and driving cases is outstanding
- Our fees are highly competitive
We handle DUI charges across Ontario and are respected by judges and prosecutors throughout the Province. We have experience defending cases in Toronto, Brampton, Newmarket, Oshawa, Hamilton, Bradford, Niagara Falls, St. Catharines, Guelph, Kitchener, St. Thomas, Woodstock, Orangeville, London, Chatham, Windsor, Cobourg, Kingston, Ottawa, Pembroke, Brantford, Milton, Barrie, Orillia, North Bay, Thunder Bay and Timmins and throughout Ontario.
Let’s meet, in confidence, to discuss your options today. Put your trust in the proven success of Lockyer Posner Craig criminal defence team of highly skilled and experienced DUI and impaired driving lawyers in St. Catharines and throughout Ontario.
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