Drunk Driving? Talk to a lawyer!

In Canada it’s not against the law to drink and drive. It’s against the law to drink to much alcohol and drive. But how much is too much? You don’t have to be drunk to be convicted, and you can’t be convicted for simply drinking and driving. So what’s the story?

Drunk driving, D.U.I. (driving under the influence), and D.W.I. (driving while intoxicated) are all terms used to describe drinking and driving offenses. In Canada, the legally correct term is “impaired driving”. If you’ve been charged with impaired driving you need to get good, accurate information so that you can make an informed decision about what to do next.

If you’re thinking “maybe I should just plead guilty and get it over with” STOP. Too many people plead guilty to impaired driving charges because they believe it’s the simplest way out or their only way out. They’re wrong. You have options and you need to explore them. And when you do, you’ll find out a few things that raise a number of critical questions. Questions like, can the prosecution prove its case against you? Do you have a defence? Can your impaired driving charges be reduced to a lessor, included offence, for instance a traffic ticket? If you do nothing else, find out the answers to these questions before you enter any plea. How do you find these answers? You can learn a lot from visiting impaireddriving.ca. But remember this: If you’re facing an impaired driving charge, you need to speak to an impaired driving lawyer. Every case is unique, and yours must be assessed on its own, individual¬† facts. so look through our site, search for an impaired driving lawyer on our site, and get the advice of an impaired driving lawyer.

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One Response to “Drunk Driving? Talk to a lawyer!”

  1. Wonderful post – I was heading for a similar article which I will probably still write, but from a slightly different angle. Thanks for sharing this with your readers…Obviously a lot of others appreciate it too!

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