DUI / Impaired Driving – Common Criminal Charges

Operating a vehicle while impaired/Driving under the Influence (DUI)/Driving with more than 80 mg of alcohol in 100 ml of blood/Failure or refusal to provide breath sample (CC 253) is a hybrid offence but in the vast majority of cases it is tried summarily. Individuals convicted of impaired driving are usually sentenced to a pay a fine and be given probation. In most cases the individuals will be prohibited from driving for a period of time, depending on the severity of the offence. Repeat offenders are generally given heavier sentences that may include jail time and life-time prohibition from driving.

A Record Suspension will remove any record of an assault conviction from an individual’s criminal history. The record of conviction will be kept separate and apart and will not be released to third parties through criminal background checks.

A criminal record for assault can mean that an individual is prevented from finding employment, doing volunteer work and being bonded. It can also make it difficult for an individual to become a Canadian citizen or permanent resident.

In some cases a criminal record it can prevent them from entering Canada entirely.

A Record Suspension will remove these obstacles.


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