Drinking and Driving DUI Lawyer Brampton

 

At Chhokar Law Office we understand the impact of being arrested for a Drinking and Driving (DUI) Charge.  The driver faces losing their license which can lead to financial loss and hardship in relationships.  Our Law Office in Brampton Ontario is here to help.  We are experienced in handling DUI files and in analyzing the critical details that are necessary to find our clients the best possible solution.  For further consultation, please contact us at 905-488-6557

Introduction

Impaired driving, which means driving while your ability is affected by alcohol or drugs, is a crime under the Criminal Code of Canada. If convicted, you can lose your licence, be fined, or spend time in jail. Your vehicle does not even have to be moving; you can be charged if you are impaired behind the wheel, even if you have not started to drive.

Drinking and Driving

Drinking and driving is a deadly combination. One drink can reduce your ability to concentrate and react to things that happen suddenly while you are driving. The more alcohol in your blood, the more difficulty you have judging distances and reacting to sudden hazards on the road. To make matters even worse, your vision may become blurred.

Drugs and Driving

Any drug that changes your mood, or the way you see and feel, will affect the way you drive. This is not only true for illegal drugs. There are prescription drugs and some over-the-counter drugs that can also impair your driving ability.

 

Consequences of Drinking and Driving

 

Ontario leads the way in combating drinking and driving through some of the toughest laws and programs in North America.

Roadside Licence Suspension

Fully-licensed drivers will face immediate roadside licence suspension for:

  • refusing a breath test.
  • registering a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of 0.05 or more (this means there is 50 milligrams of alcohol in every 100 millilitres of blood).

As of August 1, 2010, if you are a fully licensed driver who is 21 and under or a novice driver and are caught with any alcohol in your blood, you will receive an immediate 24-hour roadside driver licence suspension and, if convicted, you will face a fine of $60-$500 and a 30-day licence suspension.