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Driving while impaired or under the influence of alcohol, ask for a lawyer!
Being accused of driving under the influence can have serious consequences.
Have you been charged with driving under the influence or drinking and driving? Contact expert criminal lawyer Martine Thibodeau to start preparing your defence as soon as possible.
Rigorous and meticulous, you’ll have a skilled, experienced criminal attorney building your case and making sure you have the best preparation possible prior to going to court.
Committed to finding the best strategies and solutions per your case, Martine Thibodeau has handled many cases of people driving under the influence or drinking and driving.
Driving under the influence per the criminal code
Most people assume that blood alcohol levels will be the deciding factor in a case that involves driving under the influence. This is not always the case.
Per the Criminal Code, a person is charged with driving under the influence when their ability to operate a vehicle is reduced by alcohol, drugs (including prescription medicine) or both. Further, this is not exclusive to automotive vehicles but also includes boats, trains, motorcycles or airplanes.
What you must know
Offence and accusation
When you’re arrested by law enforcement for driving under the influence, you might actually be accused of also drinking and driving at the same time. If that were the case, during the trial, the judge would decide which accusation would hold. The first thing to do is contact a lawyer that’s specialized in defending those charged with driving under the influence or drinking and driving.
Being charged with driving under the influence can have serious repercussions in your life. You can be fined a minimum of $1000 dollars, automatically lose your driving licence and even run the risk of going to jail. Contact Martine Thibodeau immediately in order to make sure your case in handled professionally, every step of the way.
Parked or moving vehicle: the law applies to both
You know you’re not in condition to drive so you decide to rest up in your vehicle before heading out. Sounds safe, right? Unfortunately, the Criminal Code does not differentiate between a parked and a moving vehicle. You could still be accused of controlling a vehicle while under the influence. This is very important to know and can save you the trouble of having to hire a defense lawyer. If you’re intoxicated, avoid your vehicle, or anyone else’s, until you’re ok.