What is Impaired Driving (DUI)? - De Boyrie Law

Impaired Driving

What is Impaired Driving (DUI)?

Criminal Code Definition of Impaired Driving:

320.14 (1) Everyone commits an offence who

  1. operates a conveyance while the person’s ability to operate it is impaired to any degree by alcohol or a drug or by a combination of alcohol and a drug;
  2. subject to subsection (5), has, within two hours after ceasing to operate a conveyance, a blood alcohol concentration that is equal to or exceeds 80 mg of alcohol in 100 mL of blood;
  3. subject to subsection (6), has, within two hours after ceasing to operate a conveyance, a blood drug concentration that is equal to or exceeds the blood drug concentration for the drug that is prescribed by regulation; or
  4. subject to subsection (7), has, within two hours after ceasing to operate a conveyance, a blood alcohol concentration and a blood drug concentration that is equal to or exceeds the blood alcohol concentration and the blood drug concentration for the drug that is prescribed by regulation for instances where alcohol and that drug are combined.

Potential Punishments on Conviction:

  • Suspended License
  • Fine
  • Driving Prohibition
  • Attending Treatment
  • Install an interlock device in your vehicle
  • Receive a criminal record
  • Jail

DUI cases can be quite technical which is why it is very important to consult DUI Criminal Lawyer to assist you in the defence of your case. Oftentimes, the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms can come into play in these cases. Rights to be assessed include your Rights to Counsel, your Privacy interests, Delay issues, and any Statements made.

Impaired Driving Lawyer

Impaired Driving is a serious charge which can result in very serious penalties if convicted. As a result, it is very important to have an experienced criminal lawyer to help guide you through the entire process.

What can De Boyrie Law do for you?

If you are found guilty of Impaired Driving, there are very serious impacts on your life which can affect future employment, travel plans, insurance, and your ability to drive.

Alex De Boyrie has experience successfully representing clients who have been accused of Impaired Driving. He has a strong track record of having penalties reduced, and charges were completely withdrawn. We believe in crafting an individualized defence for each case and providing each client with the utmost attention to detail and representation.

If you or someone you know has been charged with Impaired Driving, please call us today for a consultation at (416) 727-1389.

Alex’s experience ranges from working on bail hearings, sexual offences, weapons and firearms, assault charges, drug offences, youth crimes, Impaired Driving, firearms and weapons, harassment, and manslaughter matters. De Boyrie Law is covering Toronto, Vaughan, and the Greater Toronto Area.