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Is a DUI in Canada an Indictable Offence?

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As a driver, it is important to educate yourself on DUIs. The offence can cover a wide range of consequences, and depending on the seriousness of the accident, you can pay servere fines or receive heavy prison sentences. In Canada, a DUI (more commonly referred to as “impaired driving” under the Criminal Code of Canada)  is … Read more »

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Impaired Driving Law Changes 2018

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With the legalization of recreational marijuana, it is essential that impaired driving Canada laws be reformed.  Traffic laws must align with the implications of the legalization of marijuana, which means trying to create appropriate penalties for driving while under the influence of drugs and alcohol.   The Highway Traffic Act which regulates, administers and classifies … Read more »

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How to Get a DUI: A Crash Course

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This article was shared with OMQ Law by Curtis Boyd from Blood Alcohol Calculator. Curtis Boyd is a RN Educator, and enjoys educating the masses about the effects of alcohol. He also enjoys surfing, traveling and working from home. The views expressed in this article are solely those of the author in his private capacity and do … Read more »

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Life After A DUI/DWI: 4 Things To Consider

This article was shared with OMQ Law by Matt Rhoney from BiSociety.org. The views expressed in this article are solely those of the author in his private capacity and do not in any way represent the views of OMQ Law – although we do appreciate Matt Rhoney for sharing his perspective with us.    If … Read more »

All You Need To Know About Impaired Driving in Toronto

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The views expressed in this article are general in nature and should not be construed as legal advice.  We specifically ask that readers not rely on the information contained below without proper consultation with an accredited lawyer in good standing. Criminal law is complex and the laws governing drunk driving are increasingly severe. Let’s look … Read more »

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Can You Beat a Breathalyzer Test?

Can You Beat a Breathalyzer Test?

The breathalyzer test is used by the police to determine the level of alcohol in blood of the driver whose driving ability is in doubt. The test is administered at the police station by a qualified technician. So once you are stopped by police and taken to the police station, the question arises- can you … Read more »

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Defending Against Charges for Drunk or Impaired Driving

It happens every day that people with no prior criminal record get arrested for criminal offences. Such charges are often for drunk driving, DUI (driving under the influence) or over 80s, as it is usually called. The charge may come as a shock to the arrested person, because it’s a situation no one ever thinks … Read more »

What Are the Possible Consequences of a First-Time DUI Charge?

Being charged for drinking and driving is certainly not a pleasant situation, especially if you are a first-time offender. You may not know what to expect or how to proceed with a first offence DUI. This is further complicated by jurisdiction, provincial and individual state laws on DUIs, which means that local representation is an … Read more »

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