Getting arrested for impaired driving charges is a frightening experience, especially for first-time offenders. Failing to act immediately can result in you losing your case at trial and you might be subjected to the maximum punishment for your impaired driving charges.It is always advisable to contact an experienced impaired driving lawyer when one is in such a situation. Speed is of essence if a good defence on behalf of the accused is to be planned. We employ a team of investigators that gather evidence first-hand to evaluate whether the charter rights of the accused have been honored. Our defence lies on utilizing this evidence at trial as well as cross examinating the Crown witnesses.

This area of law is complicated and requires knowledgeable and experienced counsel.

The penalties become more severe for subsequent offences including mandatory jail time. It is in your best interest to get legal representation.

Penalty for Refusing to provide a sample

Many of the penalties associated with refusing to provide a sample are the same as they are for impaired driving, and can be found under section 255 of the Criminal Code. See the criminal  code penalty chart

For a first conviction, the mandatory minimum penalty for refusing to provide a sample or impaired driving is a $1,000 fine. If you receive a second conviction for either refusing to provide a sample or impaired driving, there is a mandatory minimum penalty of 30 days in jail, and a further mandatory minimum of 120 days in jail for each subsequent offence. The maximum penalty for refusing to provide a sample is 18 months in jail upon summary conviction, and a maximum of 5 years in jail where the offence is prosecuted by indictment. Where a person is convicted of refusing to provide a sample, and where the operation of the motor vehicle caused an accident resulting in bodily harm or death to another person, the maximum penalty is life imprisonment.

 Impaired Driving charge


Impaired Driving Charges are centered around Section 253 (1) which states that everyone commits an offence who operates a motor vehicle or vessel; or operates or assists in the operation of an aircraft or railway equipment; or has the care or control of a motor vehicle, vessel, aircraft or railway equipment, whether it is in motion or not.

(a) While the person’s ability to operate the vehicle, vessel, aircraft or railway equipment is impaired by alcohol or a drug; or

(b) Having consumed alcohol in such a quantity that the concentration in the person’s blood exceeds eighty milligrams of alcohol in one hundred milliliters of blood.However, for an experienced impaired driving attorney in Burlington, ON he/she will find all the necessary information to get you off the impaired driving charges. All you need is to do is contact Burlington DUI Lawyer today.

Extensive Trial Experience

When it comes to choosing the right lawyer for your case the task can be intimidating due to the vast number of attorneys out there. We believe that our experience and professionalism stands for itself. We have a proven capability of obtaining successful outcomes for those facing criminal charges. Our lawyers are well known in the Hamilton court system, which proves an advantage to our clients as our professionals know the system inside and out.

We have experience assisting clients no matter what charges they face, from arrests to bail hearings to trails, appeals, 524 applications, judicial pre trials and more. our attorneys have a proven track record of getting criminal charges withdrawn, whether through diversion or alternative measures programs.

Because criminal charges are serious our clients have trusted us to obtain their freedom. Let us secure your rights as well. When it comes to criminal charges we know that you need the best possible defence. As one of Hamilton’s top law firms we have the expertise to get you through this turbulent time. Let us help you put these charges behind you.

We provide expert representation and support for you during the entirety of your legal process. With years of criminal law experience, our attorneys walk with you every step of the way, getting you the best possible results.