Why You Should Get Legal Advice Quickly When You Are Charged With Impaired Driving

People who are charged with impaired driving can get legal advice through duty counsel which is made available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

The advice you can get at the time, however, is really somewhat limited and that is why it’s really very important to speak with a lawyer as soon after the fact as possible while events are fresh in your memory.

You need to explain exactly what happened to you at the police station, what you remember of how the arrest was made, and the sequence of events as you remember them. Your lawyer will conduct a very thorough interview to get all of those details so they can be compared to what the police officer says. Opportunities may be available to have the breathalyzer results not considered as evidence. But this will not be known until a lawyer has had a chance to carefully review the details of the arrest and charge with the client. These are very complicated charges and the penalties are severe. You need a lawyer to spend the time looking for the little mistakes that the police may have made–errors that can raise doubt about your guilt.

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If you, or someone you care about, is dealing with criminal law issues in the Newmarket, Ontario Region, contact Hobson & Reeve Barrsiters for a consultation.

This article is taken from a November 6, 2007 interview with Dennis J. Reeve LL.B., Criminal Lawyer with Hobson & Reeve, Newmarket, Ontario Criminal Lawyers. Note that laws vary from province to province. Please consult with a lawyer in your own area to be sure of the laws and specific issues in your own jurisdiction.