Know your legal rights when charged with a DUI
Driving under the influence usually occurs when an individual is over the legal limit or if the authorities deem said person as an impaired driver. Many people are surprised when they are charged with a DWI (Driving while impaired or driving while intoxicated) and realize it is a criminal offence. If you find yourself in this precarious situation, you should seek the services of a reputable criminal lawyer like Orcus Law to get you the right possible outcome. Based on the circumstances and details of your case, the charges could be potentially dismissed, reduced penalty, or even the accused of being not guilty. Are you charged with drunk driving? The team at Orcus Law are highly skilled and dedicated to helping clients mount a successful DUI offence. Get in touch with us today to schedule an initial consultation.
Leave it to the professionals
If you are trying to successfully defend yourself against drunk driving charges anywhere in Ontario, it can be difficult if you do not have professional help from a reliable DUI lawyer. You could potentially risk serious consequences like receiving some jail time. It is true if this is the second or third offence where the penalties are harsh. If an individual is caught driving under the influence and it is their first offence, they may be subject to:
- Their driving license being suspended for up to a year
- Compulsorily attending an educational or treatment program
- Use an interlock ignition device for up to a year
- To get a compulsorily medical evaluation for their license to get reinstated
- Jail time if the circumstances are serious, like causing injuries to others or an accident
- Your vehicle getting impounded
- Paying excessive fines and fees
Our lawyers have all the required knowledge of Ontario’s drunk driving laws and can mount a successful defence to get you a favourable outcome. Keep in mind, every DUI case in Ontario is different.
Helping you understand your legal rights
Your legal right play a crucial role in strategizing a successful defence. From determining if the stop by local authorities was justified and if they followed all the necessary procedures during the investigation that led to charging you for a DUI, to the state of your driving at that particular point in time justified. If you were charged with refusing to take a breathalyser test or a roadside screening, maybe you had legal reasons for doing so. Additionally, the protection of your charter rights is an important element in preparing your defence strategy. Did the local police advise you on said rights and allowed you to contact your lawyer? For further information on impaired driving, speak to our legal team.
If you have been arrested for drunk driving or impaired driving, consult our DUI lawyers today. We pride ourselves on having a successful defence rate when it comes to DUI charges. Our partnership could prove to be vital. Please speak to our team today to schedule an appointment.