Impaired Driving In The Context Of Car Accidents

January 17, 2008 by  
Category: Impaired Driving

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An impaired driving case is particularly difficult when someone calls a lawyer and says: I have just been in a car accident and someone is hurt or someone is killed and I am being investigated by the police for impaired driving. It’s difficult because if there has been a collision and there are injuries or […]

How The Police Determine That A Person Has Been Driving While Impaired

January 17, 2008 by  
Category: Featured, Impaired Driving

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When the police are looking out for impaired drivers (and they are always on the look out for impaired drivers), they watch for vehicles displaying a driving pattern that is out of the ordinary. They look for a driver who is weaving between the lines, changing lanes without signals, turning without proper signals or just […]

The Penalties And Consequences Of An Impaired Driving Charge And Conviction

December 6, 2007 by  
Category: Impaired Driving

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The penalty for being found guilty of Impaired Driving is the same as being found guilty of Over 80, which is the same as Refusal to Blow. The first impact will be either a fine or a jail sentence. For a first offence, there is a minimum $600 fine. For a second offense, there is […]

Interlock Devices : One Of The Consequences Of An Impaired Driving Conviction

December 5, 2007 by  
Category: Impaired Driving

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In Ontario, every person who’s convicted of Impaired or Over 80 eventually has to acquire an Ignition Interlock system and have it installed at their own expense. Though it is not yet in force in Ontario, the Criminal Code allows a Judge who is sentencing a person who is convicted of Impaired Driving or Over […]

Impaired Driving and Over 80 Charges

December 4, 2007 by  
Category: Impaired Driving

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Most people are charged with either Impaired Driving or Over 80; most commonly they are charged with both. In both cases, what you did wrong was operate a motor vehicle while having too much alcohol in your system. There are two ways of determining if you have too much alcohol in your system: one is […]

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