Drinking & Driving Offences

Driving under the influence of alcohol is a serious crime. Unfortunately, because this crime is so common, many people make the mistake of taking their drinking and driving arrests lightly instead of seeking appropriate legal representation. If you’ve been charged with a drinking and driving offence in Mississauga, Brampton, or the Greater Toronto Area, your first step should be to discuss your charges with Suny Virk Criminal Defence Lawyer.

On Your Side

Sometimes good people make mistakes. However, if you’re convicted of a drinking and driving offence (impaired driving, BAC over 80, refuse, care or control, etc.) you could end up facing tough penalties such as jail time, loss of driving privileges, fines, or alcohol counselling. Additionally, your insurance rates can be increased and you may even be shut out from some job opportunities due to your conviction.

With the stakes being so high, it’s a wise idea to enlist the help of a lawyer who handles all drinking and driving cases. Suny Virk can help you:

  • Understand your charges
  • Become aware of your rights under the law
  • Identify illegal police actions

Call Now

Being charged with a drinking and driving related offence can have an immediate and devastating impact on your life.

This is why it is important to retain a lawyer who has a complete and comprehensive understanding of the technical defences that are available to you, including the workings of the intoxilyzer.

Whether this is your only drinking and driving charge or your third, Mr. Virk can provide the support, advice, and representation you need. Call today at 289-625-1595 - your future depends on it.

Types of drinking and driving charges:

  • BAC Over 80
  • Impaired Driving
  • Care or Control
  • Refuse Breath Sample
  • There are serious implications of a criminal conviction (1st offence) for drinking and driving offences.

    If your employment requires you to drive, you could risk losing your livelihood. Subsequent convictions can have an even more severe impact including a jail sentence, higher fines and longer prohibitions.

    There are now ways to have the mandatory minimum one year driving prohibition (for 1st offenders) reduced by taking advantage of new provincial legislation.

    Defences Available:

    • Identity - Sometimes the Crown is unable to prove who was driving
    • Reasonable and Probable Grounds - The Crown must establish a proper foundation for the making of a breath demand
    • Right’s to Counsel - Everyone is entitled to speak to a lawyer before providing breath samples
    • Technical Issues - The Crown needs to present its evidence in full compliance of all technical requirements in the Criminal Code

    It is important to remember that every allegation of drinking and driving is a fact specific inquiry. Consulting Mr. Virk will assist you with identifying potential defences to this type of allegation.