Tag - DUI Lawyer

Defending Excess Blood Alcohol (80 Plus) Charges

Many people not in the practice of Criminal Law commonly ask, “How is it possible to defend against an Over 80 charge, when the person is clearly guilty”?   It’s a fair question.   After all, the police have a scientific method by which to determine the person’s blood alcohol concentration.   Unlike in many other areas of criminal law, proof of the offence lies within a number, rather than an interpretation of vague legal terminology. The reality is, there [...]


Defending Impaired Driving Charges

There are 3 main DUI charges under the Criminal Code of Canada:  (1) Excess Blood Alcohol Level; (2) Impaired Operation or Care / Control (3) Refuse or Fail to Provide Breath Sample. It’s possible to be charged with any combination of the three charges, as each deals with separate legal infractions. The Impaired Driving (or Care / Control) charge is a very commonly laid DUI charge.  For the Crown to prove the offence, there has to be evidence that the [...]