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If you've been charged with impaired driving or driving under the influence (DUI) anywhere in Canada, you have a lot to lose. You need to take steps, and you need to take them now.
This website has the information you need to make the best decisions.
Being charged is stressful. You might have stopped thinking clearly, even if your trial is far away. While your situation is serious, there's help and there's hope®.
Our lawyer search will help you find impaired driving/DUI lawyers who specialize in defending people like you who've been charged with impaired driving offences.
Know the facts before entering your plea.
On this site you'll learn that impaired driving charges are more difficult to prove than you might think, even if the police say you failed the breath test. You'll learn that:
- You may have a defence, even if you don't think so
- Even without a defence, you may be able to negotiate a plea to a lesser offence
That's why you should never plead guilty® until you've had your case reviewed by an impaired driving lawyer.
Drinking and driving is NOT against the law
There's a lot of bad information out there about drinking and driving. You might think that if you had even one drink, you may as well plead guilty and get it over with. Think again.
In Canada, it's not against the law to drink and drive.
What is against the law is "driving while impaired" or driving "over .08." In other words, it's against the law to drive with a blood alcohol level that's over the legal limit (80 milligrams of alcohol in 100 millilitres of blood).
Simply drinking and driving is not enough to sustain a conviction for DUI.
Get informed about impaired driving law.
Start by watching the videos and reading the pages on this website. You'll find essential information about impaired driving charges and the consequences of conviction.
You'll also learn how an impaired driving lawyer can help. You'll see that many DUI charges can be beaten or reduced. Not in every case, but often enough that it's worth looking into.
Then find an impaired driving lawyer near you by using the search box above the video. Make that call. You'd be surprised how often impaired driving lawyers can help people who think their case is hopeless.
Never assume the case against you can be proved. Find out if you have a defence or if your charges can be reduced. Find out before you make decisions that can affect the rest of your life. Check out our legal overview of impaired driving law to see how complex it is.
Worry gets you nowhere. If you've been charged, you need to do something. Don't wait. Take action now.
Get help, and have hope.
Impaired Driving Information Videos
Find out your options before you enter your plea.
An impaired driving lawyer can help more than most people think.
Legally, yes, you can represent yourself. But it is not recommended.
It is best to consult with an impaired driving lawyer as early in the process as possible.
Getting your impaired driving charges dismissed/reduced.
It's possible to have your charges reduced.
They know the law. You don't!
Saying the right thing to the right judge is critical.
To pick up the phone and call us costs absolutely nothing, and you should make that call right now.
Impaired driving, drunk driving, DUI or DWI?
Even if you were drinking and driving, you still might not have been impaired.
Breath tests can produce false results.
Was the demand lawful? Do you have a reasonable excuse?
Estimating your blood-alcohol content.