One of the most severe penalties for those convicted of impaired driving in Canada (especially for first-time offenders who are not facing jail time) is the driving prohibition that comes with a conviction. If you are convicted of a first impaired driving charge, you will be subject to a one-year driving prohibition. This is mandated by the Criminal Code.
How can I get my driver’s licence reinstated through the Back on Track and Ignition Interlock programs in Ontario?
Drivers convicted of impaired driving in Ontario have to fulfill certain requirements before having their licences reinstated. One of these requirements is the Back on Track program from the Ministry of Transportation of Ontario.
With the rapid development of artificial intelligence (AI) towards seemingly knowing everything, you may consider whether AI applications such as ChatGPT can also provide accurate legal advice based on Ontario law. In order to test this, we asked the most recent version of ChatGPT (at the time of writing) to write an informative blog about the different streams in Ontario impaired driving law for getting your licence back and having your suspension reduced. The results suggest that AI systems are not yet ready to provide reliable legal advice.
If you are charged with a DUI, it can potentially be reduced to careless driving. But, how can a DUI charge be fought? And, what is the difference between a DUI charge and careless driving?
In 2014, nearly 1300 Canadians were killed by impaired driving. Nearly 300 of these deaths involved individuals who tested positive for alcohol alone. Such statistics highlight the consequences of drinking and driving in Canada and Ontario. While the consequences can be tragic, downward trends in drinking and driving offences show positive developments.
Richard Aitken and Richard Robertson explain how the Intoxilyzer works and do a test of the device.
This blog focuses exclusively on the offence of refusing or failing to provide police with a breath sample to detect alcohol and introduces some of the common issues and defences that arise during litigation of such charges.