Ottawa Drinking and Driving Lawyers
In Canada, there is no specific crime of “DUI,” but there are several offences related to driving while intoxicated, or after having consumed alcohol or drugs.
These offences are all serious, and they bring with them serious consequences. The financial costs alone are considerable. Drinking and driving offences carry a mandatory driving prohibition, which means incurring the cost of securing others ways of getting around, often for a year or more. Also, following a conviction, the cost of obtaining insurance will often skyrocket, and you will often be required to install an alcohol interlock device in your car—at your own expense—for a considerable period of time. The total costs from losing your license, and the increased costs of regaining it, often total tens of thousands of dollars. In addition, a conviction for one of these offense will typically invalidate your insurance, which means you could be personally liable if a person was injured or property was damaged (including your own vehicle) in the course of the offence.
In addition to these financial costs, drinking and driving offences carry all the usual risks that flow from a criminal conviction: the potential for a jail sentence, loss of employment prospects, and an inability to travel internationally.
If you have been charged with a drinking-and-driving or drug-impaired driving offence in Ottawa or eastern Ontario, the experienced drinking and driving lawyers at Abergel Goldstein & Partners LLP can help.
Driving Over 80
“Care and Control”
Refusal to Provide a Sample
Defending DUI Offences
There are numerous defences to DUI criminal charges. If you are facing a DUI charge, the lawyers at Abergel Goldstein & Partners LLP will carefully examine the circumstances of your case, and the evidence the police and Crown have against you, to build a strong defence to the charges. Call us at 613-235-9779 to schedule a consultation to discuss your case with one of our experienced Ottawa impaired driving lawyers.
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