Consequences Of An Impaired Driving Conviction

October 22, 2008 by  
Category: Impaired Driving

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We have asked several of Lawyershop’s experts on Criminal Law to bring you their insights into Impaired Driving charges and their consequences. Aside from the mandatory minimum penalties prescribed by the Criminal Code for an Impaired Driving conviction, the accused faces other serious problems. With a criminal record, doors to jobs or travel may well […]

Mandatory Minimum Penalties For Impaired Driving

September 17, 2008 by  
Category: Impaired Driving

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All impaired driving charges carry the same penalties. In other words, an Impaired Driving is no different than an Over 80 and the Care and Control Impaired is no different than your standard full Care and Control Over 80. For the first charge, the mandatory minimum sentence is a $1000 fine, and a 1 year […]

Recent Changes To Federal Impaired Driving Legislation And The Ignition Interlock Device

July 16, 2008 by  
Category: Impaired Driving

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Ed Prutschi explains the recent changes to impaired driving legislation and the ignition interlock device. Although the new impaired driving legislation presents a number of challenges, the one glimmer of good news on the horizon is that legislation has been passed that would permit an individual convicted of impaired driving to receive an exception to […]

Recent Changes To Federal Impaired Driving Legislation As It Relates To The Use Of The Breathalyzer Machine

July 15, 2008 by  
Category: Impaired Driving

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One of our concerns with the new legislation is that it places all the emphasis on the Breathalyzer machine and removes any question of reasonable doubt about the machine’s results. There could still be reasonable doubt in light of contrary evidence provided by witnesses, individuals such as friends, colleagues, co-workers or whomever. In the past, […]

Recent Changes To Federal Impaired Driving Legislation

July 15, 2008 by  
Category: Impaired Driving

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Recent changes to the criminal code have raised a number of questions. The federal government has already passed new legislation which came into effect July 2, 2008, but the question remains as to whether or not that change is going to apply retroactively to a person who already has a case within the system or […]

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