Being convicted of drunk driving in Vaughan or anywhere in Ontario results in penalties that can significantly impact your life. Not only does a first-time impaired driving conviction result in the one-year loss of your driving privileges, but also includes hefty fines and administrative fees, big hikes to your insurance premiums, and mandatory enrollment at your expense in alcohol school and in the post-license-suspension ignition interlock program. Subsequent convictions result in tougher penalties including jail time. Other factors relating to the DUI charges, such as an accident, high breath sample readings, or reckless driving can lead to additional penalties well above the minimum sentence mandates. Beyond these court-ordered impacts, an impaired driving conviction can affect your job, future employment opportunities, and ability to enter other countries, such as the U.S.A.
For all of the above reasons, you should always consult with an expert drunk driving lawyer when faced with impaired driving charges. A skilled DUI lawyer in Vaughan has a full understanding of the highly complex and technical parameters of Ontario’s impaired driving laws in the criminal code and will be able to mount a defence tailored to your unique circumstances. Impaired driving charges are “criminal,” and, as such, the Mass Tsang LLP team of criminal defence impaired driving lawyers will mount a vigorous defence against the charges brought against you in an effort to ensure that one mistake will not affect your life or ruin your reputation.
At Mass Tsang LLP, we have a dedicated team of lawyers, paralegals and superior staff whom are highly experienced, results driven, and are committed to delivering the work in a professional and ethical manner.
While referred to by many names, such as driving while impaired, driving under the influence, driving while intoxicated, driving while high, drunk driving, DUI, and DWI, if you are charged with an impaired driving-related offence in Vaughan or anywhere in the greater Toronto area, you will likely be facing any of the following charges:
There are a variety of defences that can be mounted to fight impaired driving charges depending upon your unique circumstances. They include:
We highly recommend that you consult with one of our firm’s Vaughan-based impaired driving lawyers regarding the best defence for your impaired driving charge. You have every right to seek consultation upon your arrest and our DUI lawyers stand ready to help with any situation.
As noted above, penalties for being convicted of impaired driving in Vaughan or anywhere in Ontario are severe. To recap, minimum penalties for a first-time conviction include:
Minimum penalties for a second-time conviction:
Minimum penalties for third and subsequent convictions:
To book a free consultation with an experienced Vaughan impaired driving lawyer, call Mass Tsang LLP at 416-907-4097 or visit our website HERE. With more than 20 years of experience, our team of impaired driving lawyers provides service to clients in North York, Richmond Hill, Toronto, Mississauga, Brampton, Vaughan and all of greater Toronto.