Later this year, the Canadian Government will legalize marijuana. This, of course, necessitates reform to our impaired driving laws. While we all agree that police officers must be able to detect high drivers, the reliability of current drug-impaired driving testing is less certain.
If an officer suspects you were driving under the influence, at the roadside they can ask you to blow into a machine or ask you to perform a series of coordination tests that you must comply with. Failing these tests could warrant further testing at the police station.
You may have heard that if your matter has not been tried within a reasonable time, there is a possibility that it could be stayed. If your charge is stayed, in effect, it has been halted from continuing along the usual legal process in a trial proceeding.
A lot of times, clients and other members of the public have asked us the question “Do I have any rights even after I have been arrested?”. Surprisingly enough, most people believe that once you have been handcuffed and arrested - that is the end of their rights. It is important to know that this is not the case, and your rights extend very well into the arrest procedure, detention, and all the way to the conclusion of your case.
DUI charges require professional legal advice. If you're in the driver's seat you need the Aitken Robertson Advantage
We've all heard of the 19th hole when playing a round of golf. Drinking during the game, and afterwards in the clubhouse could lead to a DUI.
Who doesn't enjoy a great game of hockey in Canada? However, is it safe to drink after the game?