The common reference for Impaired Driving, in the society outside the legal community, is Driving under the Influence (DUI). However, it is not an offense outlined in the Criminal Code of Canada, i.e., DUI. Under this code, the prevalent offenses related to driving include:
- Impaired Driving
- Refusing a breathe sample
- Driving with excess blood alcohol/over 80
According to Section 253 of the Criminal Code of Canada, defines impaired/over 80: as a person who cares for, controls, operates or aids in the operation of motor vehicle, aircraft, vessel, or railway equipment. And whose ability to operate the given vehicle is impaired by alcohol or drugs, or both. It also applies to those who alcohol concentration in their blood is more than 80 milligrams out of one hundred milliliters of blood, after consumption of the same.
It is a criminal offense to refuse to provide your breathe sample for the Breathalyzer at police station or the roadside screening device. If convicted of either of the charges, the consequences could include:
- Driving prohibition
- Getting a criminal conviction
- Suspension of your license, etc.
Don’t plead guilty to a driving offense charge before seeking advice from a Criminal Lawyer. Consequences of getting a conviction could severely affect your life. Consult with an experienced Criminal Lawyer at Grewal Law for you driving offense-defense in Brampton.