Changes have been made to the Highway Safety Code.
For example: Before you are even charged with a criminal offence, if you find yourself in one of the following three situations, you will need to undergo a risk assessment at our own expense:
• You have been found guilty of an offence related to drinking and driving in the past 10 years (even if you have been pardoned)
• You exceeded the blood alcohol concentration limit: i.e. over 160 mg in 100 ml of blood
• You are accused of refusing to provide a breath sample (whether you have or not)
If you are convicted of an offence related to drinking and driving for the second time, you will have an ignition interlock device (provided by the SAAQ) placed on your vehicle for the rest of your life. This is the most severe legal sanction in Canada.
We can help you from the start.
Our team of lawyers will guide you through the process while ensuring the protection and defence of your rights.