Driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs can result in impaired driving charges. This charge is one of the most common criminal charges, and can affect people from all walks of life. We have represented everyone from doctors and lawyers to professional drivers and bartenders. While impaired driving is a criminal charge, being charged does not make you a criminal. Mistakes happen. Understanding this and limiting the repercussions to you is an important aspect to us acting as your advocate.
The effect of a charge and potential conviction go beyond what happens in court. A criminal record that can limit employment or travel, increased insurance premiums and provincial legislation that can result in lengthy licence suspensions and increased expense are some of the consequences of a conviction. Even being charged can be embarrassing and place a strain on personal relationships. We get this, and strive to take the pressure off you as much as possible.