Jonathan Lapid

DUI Lawyer

The Advantages of Speaking with
Jonathan Lapid

  • One of the Highest Success Rates
  • Free Initial Honest Case
  • Assessment
  • Reasonable Fees With No Hidden Costs

  • Successfully Defended
  • Hundreds of Clients
  • Criminal Lawyers Rely on Him for DUI Advice
  • Jonathan Himself Has 25 Years of Experience

DUI defense lawyer - why should I need one?

Getting a DUI is not an everyday thing, like having a glass of beer in a bar on Friday. It is a serious event that rarely happens. Most likely, in the case of DUI, you would not know what to say to police officers or how to act.

In addition, the law surrounding DUI is quite complex and there are many different factors at play. Even if you are drunk or intoxicated, you should not plead guilty publicly in your case. If you do plead guilty publicly, your options are severely limited.

The only way to avoid that is to hire an experienced DUI lawyer for defense of your interests. A good Toronto DUI lawyer knows all the pitfalls that may arise in the case and would help to avoid mistakes that would cost you dearly.

25 Years of DUI Defence

If you operate an automobile, boat, or motorcycle under the influence of alcohol or drugs, the violation is known as a DUI/DWI or driving under the influence.
Consequences of DUI/DWI:

  • Criminal Record
  • Suspended licence from 1 year to lifetime
  • Over $1,000 in fines
  • Have to attend education/treatment programs
  • Ignition interlock device placed in your car
  • Inflated insurance premiums
  • Jail sentences that could be up to a lifetime

Read About Our Many Successful DUI Cases

I have been practicing criminal law for over 25 years and I pride myself on my successful cases. My goal for any client is to ensure that they have a positive outcome and that they are represented to the best of my abilities.

The best DUI lawyer! Thank you!
Tony Ty
Tony Ty
18:19 08 Aug 22
I will never regret hiring Jonathan and his team as my attorney to help with my case, He got me the best deal possible and also was very in top of everything. I can't thank him enough.
Robyn Mason
Robyn Mason
07:44 17 Jun 22
I had such a great experience working with Jonathan Lapid. He is professional and courteous. Always on time! Any question I had would always be answered quickly. I wouldn’t work with anyone else. Highly recommended.
Darell Ault
Darell Ault
08:09 16 Jun 22
Jonathan is the best! Extremely professional and has your best interest at heart. He dealt with my case as if I was his own daughter! I was extremely stressed out and mark put my mind at ease and took care of everything. I'm extremely grateful that I found him. If you need an amazing DUI lawyer he is your guy!read more
Joey Reed
Joey Reed
07:22 15 Jun 22
Jonathan Lapid represented my brother and I must say this man is one of the best. He answers my questions when I have concerns and he actually answers the phone. He is a great Attoney he know his work, he goes above and beyond. Thank you!
Nancy Smith
Nancy Smith
05:10 14 Jun 22
I am beyond grateful for Jonathan and his expertise. He answered all my questions and I truly felt that he cared about my case. I have already urged a few of my friends to contact him! He sincerely saved my life and I am thankful for his guidance.
Alphonso Hancock
Alphonso Hancock
15:58 22 Mar 21
Contacting Jonathan Lapid for my recent and unfortunate DUI was the best decision i've ever made. He saved my life, my career, and my troubles with substance use. He is incredibly knowledgeable in what he does and exceeds all your expectations. Thank you Jonathan for everything!read more
Ciara O'neal
Ciara O'neal
11:02 12 Mar 21
I recently got into a DUI situation and did not want my situation getting worse than it already was. Luckily a good friend recommended Jonathan Lapid and I knew I was in good hands. He immediately assisted me and settled a plan on my next steps. He is the definition of a true professional and somebody that I know I can trust no matter the circumstance. I highly recommend him for any of your legal needs.read more
Francisco McClung
Francisco McClung
09:13 12 Mar 21
Jonathan Lapid is one of the most professional lawyers I have come across. He is honest, patient, and will always go above and beyond with your case. He truly takes the time analyze every aspect of the situation and leaves you feeling as stress-free as possible. He is definitely the lawyer you want representing you!read more
Nicole Treadwell
Nicole Treadwell
08:05 06 Mar 21
The best DUI lawyer in Toronto! 5 stars!
Elias Basu
Elias Basu
19:52 10 Jan 21
so professional and good person
songonku Bich
songonku Bich
20:17 16 Sep 20
I contacted Jonathan Lapid because of an unlawful DUI charge. The police officer that pulled me over didn’t even do a breathalyzer or sobriety test. Jonathan got the charges dropped.This guy is really good at what he does.
Leanne Stead
Leanne Stead
09:13 06 Jun 20
Jonathan Lapid spoke to me straight up in realistic this is what I’m up against terms. He didn’t sugarcoat a single aspect of my situation. I appreciated his sincere honesty. I knew that I was being listen to and actually heard. He’s highly competent and reliable. He is honestly one of the most thorough and meticulous lawyers I’ve ever met. He went through my file and we had a good talk about how this was going to be handled and how we should proceed. He is an excellent lawyer and I would recommend him to anyone. He is absolutely so worth the money. He is definitely the man you want to represent you!read more
William Mercado
William Mercado
00:54 09 Dec 19
I was going through a hard time due to personal circumstances. I had too much to drink and yes I got pulled over. I had so many thoughts going through my mind. I was worried about the outcome. Would I have to plead guilty? Would I lose my license and driving privileges? Thankfully through Jonathan Lapid’s many years of experience, he reassured me that everything would be fine. I was so relieved that I didn’t lose my license or even worse, get a criminal record. I knew the seriousness of the situation I was in. I’m so glad that I found Jonathan Lapid to represent me.read more
Brian Madigan
Brian Madigan
13:05 21 Nov 19
Before finding Mr. Lapid I consulted 4 other lawyers who said I don't stand a chance of getting cleared. Fortunately, thanks to Mr. Lapid, I was not charged and avoided losing my job, future job prospects and my security clearance. No one, including myself, believed I would end up paying only a fine.read more
Ashley Edwards
Ashley Edwards
02:14 17 Sep 19
Jonathan Lapid has been the most helpful, responsible, and caring legal representation that you can have for a DUI. He handled himself very professionally in the courtroom and negotiated a very successful deal for me. Although my charges didn’t get dropped, I only paid a small fine in comparison to the large consequences that I was facing. Thank you for your help Jonathan.read more
Thomas Arn
Thomas Arn
01:24 03 Aug 19
Having Jonathan Lapid as my legal representation was a pleasure and he made me feel confident and calm about my case throughout the entire experience. Yes, I was facing heavy consequences but after Jonathan presented his plan with me and after consulting me on my case, I was confident in Jonathan’s ability. Trusting him was the correct decision since he had the charges dropped and I got to keep my license and not pay any fees!read more
Wolfe James
Wolfe James
10:15 31 Jul 19
Jonathan Lapid is the best DUI lawyer for any situation. Being charged with a DUI, I was expecting to have my license suspended and to be in a situation I never imagined myself in. This was the opposite, I met with Jonathan and his calm demeanour made me feel that I had made the correct decision when choosing a DUI lawyer. In court, he was very well presented and confident in his information and argument. He had the penalties decreased and I was left paying a small fine. Comparing to the consequences I was facing, Jonathan saved my life! Thank you so much!read more
William A
William A
12:27 22 Jul 19
I am here to thank Jonathan Lapid for his thorough work on my DUI case. After being charged, I looked for a lawyer online that I can call and I found Jonathan Lapid. After asking my friends, they also recommended Jonathan Lapid saying that some have used his services or that they have heard many positives about him. For me, Jonathan had my DUI charge dismissed and I will be forever grateful. Thank you!read more
Frank Plummer
Frank Plummer
00:58 19 Jul 19
I am always very careful and cautious about drinking with my friends when I know I have to drive home. Unfortunately, a few months ago, I chose to just have a small amount of drinks. I was very responsible and knew my limits. I was feeling well and chose to drive home. It was then that the police pulled me over and had me take a breathalyzer test. I was being charged with a DUI and I was very scared since this is my first encounter with the law. I called one of my trusted friends and they referred me to Jonathan Lapid. He set up a time to meet with me and prepare a plan for how he would help me in my legal troubles. After working the case, Jonathan had the charges dropped based on a constitutional error made by the prosecution. Thank you for your help Jonathan!read more
Harry Vong
Harry Vong
16:51 15 Jul 19
I’ve come to say many thanks to Jonathan Lapid for his outstanding work with my case. It calmed me down to know that I had Jonathan working on my case. His manner when talking to me made me feel confident and protected in my case. He is very knowledgeable on fighting off DUI and I am so glad that I trusted him with my case. I’ll recommend your services to everyone!read more
Bruce Parrish
Bruce Parrish
15:25 05 Jun 19
I had a truly remarkable experience having hired Jonathan Lapid. He was very attentive details and very professional in court and outside. He was always very honest and transparent with his objectives and plans. Although this was not he was not the cheapest lawyer, his price is more than reasonable considering the outstanding work that he did for my case. I highly recommend Jonathan Lapid!read more
Gerald Heck
Gerald Heck
07:05 02 Jun 19
When I was charged with over 80mg, I contacted Jonathan Lapid through a friend that recommended him. I wanted to share my experience. After being charged, I called Jonathan and he quickly picked up. He explained to my that he will meet with me and determine a plan for how to get the best possible outcome for me. He was very responsible when it came to meeting with me as he clearly had prior knowledge on how to handle such cases. When it came to court, he was very clear and confident with the judge and the crown. When I found out that my charges were decreased to only a fine, I was shocked and thankful. I would have been facing a criminal record if not for him! Thank you!read more
James Floyd
James Floyd
16:00 31 May 19
Using Jonathan Lapid as my legal counsel was the best decision I have made. I made a mistake and I was driving while slightly under the influence of alcohol. I didn’t think about the negative consequences that it can have on me. I never thought I’d get caught but I did. I found Jonathan Lapid through the internet and I decided to just try out a consultation on my case. After reviewing my case, he made a plan for how he would help with my situation and get the charges dropped. When we came to court, he was so confident and I felt that I can trust him with my case. My case was dropped and I only had to pay a small fine. I am so fortunate that I landed on Jonathan Lapid, he is definitely the best in the DUI business!read more
Angelo Ross
Angelo Ross
01:13 30 May 19
When I was charged with impaired driving, I was terrified because of the consequences that I faced. As a business owner, I need my license to operate my business and go to the offices of my clients. Jonathan Lapid was able to prove my good and honest character to the judge and asked for leniency due to my situation. Luckily, I was able to keep my license after paying a fine and my business was able to continue to operate. Thank you Jonathan Lapid for all of your hard work and determination to get a positive result in my case!read more
Justin Richardson
Justin Richardson
22:56 29 May 19
Thank you to Jonathan Lapid for your help in my son’s case! A few months ago when marijuana was legalized, my son made the mistake of driving under the influence of drugs. When I got the call, I was shocked and worried to death. I didn’t know who would handle this situation and how my son would be able to get out of his mistake. Thankfully, I found Jonathan Lapid who was able to help us with the case. Jonathan found a way that my son’s case can be dropped and it worked. Thank you so much for all the help!read more
Maurice Pike
Maurice Pike
07:00 28 May 19
The professionalism, care, and assistance that Jonathan Lapid demonstrated is the reason why he is the best DUI lawyer in Toronto. I contacted lawyers before Jonathan and they all told me that there is no hope with my case. It all changed with Jonathan. We sat down to have a meeting and he outlined his clear plan of what to do with my case. He explained to me all of the possible outcomes that may arise from each situation. He was very patient with my case and didn’t rush to get me to plead guilty or settled. At the end, my charges were dropped. Yes, his fee is not the cheapest but he gets the job done and for that, I am very grateful. Thank you for Jonathan Lapid for your help in my case.read more
Steven Stevenson
Steven Stevenson
08:41 26 May 19
I wanted to thank Jonathan Lapid for his hard work on my case! Unfortunately, I was at a friend’s house where I had a few drinks and still chose to drive home. When I was caught by the police I was terrified since I was charged with a DUI. I called my friend and she immediately recommended Jonathan Lapid. After getting his opinion on my case, I felt much better about my case. He was very professional, caring, and understanding of my situation. He was very patient while answering all of my questions about the procedures since I had never been in such a situation before. He made sure that I don’t lose my license and only suffer a small fine, in comparison to what I was facing. Thank you so much for your help!read more
Karl Hooper
Karl Hooper
05:58 26 May 19
I was driving from downtown and I didn’t feel drunk, however I was stopped by the police and I did blow over 80. The next week I worried about everything, how can I save my license? My friend told me about Jonathan and I instantly called him. To be quite honest I was hesitant at first, however after seeing him in action my confidence was restored. He is a fantastic lawyer and I highly recommend him to anyone!read more
Julio Henson
Julio Henson
15:24 05 Apr 19
Jonathan simply saved me and my career. Do not get me wrong, I understand that DUI is a serious offence and you can easily impact others well-being by neglecting "don't drink and drive rule" but my job requires me to drink on the meetings to sign the client. That's how I make my living. I was charged with over 80 and Jonathan made it possible for me not to lose my licence. Yes, it was not the cheapest offer on the market, but I'd rather trust my case to the professional with 25+ years of experience then will fight for a couple of hundreds in savings. Strongly recommended.read more
Isaiah Dubois
Isaiah Dubois
16:45 27 Mar 19
As a working professional Jonathan was great for my case and was very diligent in communicating the facts of my case. He was very helpful and very timely. His intimate knowledge of the judicial system made me feel very comfortable. In the end everything worked out and I am very glad to refer him to my friends and loved ones. Jonathan was great from A to Z.read more
Thomas Baptist
Thomas Baptist
17:22 25 Mar 19
Awesome. I reached out via email and he got back to me within an hour. I told him my problem and he gave me awesome advice and direction. My issue didn't require a lawyer but if I ever have a problem this will be my go to guy! Thanks for your time and patienceread more
Sarah Tynan
Sarah Tynan
03:49 15 Mar 19
Jonathan is a completely competent and reliable attorney. He is a professional with an amazing sense of humour. He guided me through my case and always reassured me that everything were taken care of. I highly recommend him to anyone looking to win!
Noah Hunter
Noah Hunter
07:01 21 Jan 19
He was very patient and was very thorough answering all of my questions. He didn't beat around the bush and kept things blunt and honest. Jonathan beat my charges, and I would honestly recommend him if you are looking for a fair priced, confident DUI lawyer in Torontoread more
Ryan Boyd
Ryan Boyd
03:14 19 Jan 19
Jonathan beat all my DWI charges, I was able to retain my license and not have a criminal record. He is worth every penny and the results that he promised he did achieve. Jonathan is definitely the best DUI lawyer in Canada.
James Callen
James Callen
15:39 17 Jan 19
I went through 5 different lawyers before making my decision on who was going to defend me, the last one I spoke with was Jonathan, he made me feel safe and re-assured me. He took his time and actually looked at my case before taking it. That was completely unique and something I didn't see from the other lawyers I met with, Jonathan was the right choice because he had the judge dismiss my DUI Charges. Jonathan, I cant thank you enough. If anyone wants a great lawyer who will do anything for you to win. Call Jonathan!read more
Louis Schwartz
Louis Schwartz
07:14 13 Jan 19
He took the time to sit and discuss every possible outcome of my DUI case as well as he told exactly what is going to happen in the court. The defense was amazing, Jonathan’s confidence and professionalism saved my driver’s licence and kept my criminal record clean. I will recommend your service to others. I don't have words to say thank you Jonathan Lapid!read more
Lewis Jordan
Lewis Jordan
15:47 26 Dec 18
When I got myself into big trouble, the first thing that came to my head was where am I going to get the money for a lawyer? My prayers were answered when I met Jonathan. He set up an amazing payment plan that was affordable to my budget.
Ryan Smith
Ryan Smith
09:04 13 Dec 18
A few months ago the odds of me keeping my licence and being able to keep my job were slim to none. Impaired Driving and Over 80 was the trouble I got myself into. Jon Lapid worked his magic in that courtroom as if it was his second home. He made the judge listen and presented my case in a way I could never dream of. I have Jon to thank for being able to keep by life.read more
Diana Perez
Diana Perez
06:37 12 Dec 18
As a Firefighter who drove the truck each day, I would lose my job with a criminal record and a driving suspension. For me to just get a Highway Traffic Act conviction instead of an Over 80 conviction was a miracle. Jonathan Lapid had the Crown and Judge eating from his hands. Thanks, Jonathan, you are the best in the business.read more
Paul Pulver
Paul Pulver
14:00 11 Dec 18
When my 19 year old son was charged with Over 80, I wasn't sure we could win so it might not be worth the money to fight it. But in the end, you were aggressive and strong. You impressed the judge and we won!
Frank Richards
Frank Richards
07:17 06 Dec 18

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647-797-5256

DUI Lawyer in Toronto Who’s Dedicated to Your Best Outcome

Being a Toronto DUI lawyer was my destiny. Don’t get me wrong, I always knew I wanted to practice law from a very young age and sought that dream with doggedness and determination. But I never knew what kind of law I wanted to practice—until this path found me.

I’m a top-five impaired driving lawyer throughout the entire industry who has won hundreds of DUI and impaired driving cases. I’ve also had many of my cases used as precedent in other cases and have been interviewed by Maclean’s for their March 28th 2016 issue as well as having appeared on Global News for an expert legal opinion on the impaired driving case of former Maple Leaf, Rob Ramage.

25 Years of Experience

Focusing on DUI/DWI

The reason for my resounding success as a DUI defence lawyer is that I’m thorough and prepared. Each case is as crucial as the last and every client is my most important client.

The Advantages of Speaking with
Jonathan Lapid

  • One of the Highest Success Rates
  • Free Initial Honest Case
  • Assessment
  • Reasonable Fees With No Hidden Costs

  • Successfully Defended
  • Hundreds of Clients
  • Criminal Lawyers Rely on Him for DUI Advice
  • Jonathan Himself Has 25 Years of Experience

Jonathan Lapid - DUI Industry Leader

Jonathan Lapid is a drunk driving lawyer and DUI expert in the GTA with over 25 years of experience. A few years ago, a Brampton police officer called Jonathan to defend him on a DUI charge. Jonathan asked him how he found him and the officer said that after asking his police friends who they lose to in court, it was Jonathan’s name that popped up again and again.

He has represented an NHL player, a Canadian Olympic athlete, police officers, lawyers, doctors, prominent senior executives, pilots and flight attendants, limousine drivers, factory workers and many other hard working Canadians.

If nothing else, this tells you that he’s built a track record others take notice of and there’s a reason why even the highest profile individuals entrust him with their cases. He has earned his status as the best criminal DUI lawyer, contact him without hesitation.

Do You Have Questions Regarding a DUI defense? Have no idea whether you should hire an impaired driving lawyer?
647-797-5256

What Are The Consequences Of A DUI?

Being charged with DUI is a serious offence, and if it’s your second or third offence, then the charges will be even more strict and severe than the first one. Here are some consequences of a public DUI:

  • You’ll have a criminal record
  • You could lose your job if the story becomes public
  • You’ll lose your driver’s license
  • You’ll be facing jail time
  • Fines
  • Probation
  • Your insurance premiums will rise
  • You’ll have a difficult time with immigration
  • Your future career paths could be affected if the story becomes public
  • You won’t be able to travel to specific countries, such as the United States
  • Your conviction could be reported publicly
  • Public scandal

In any matter involving intoxication and drunk driving, seek and contact a law firm immediately. No matter what, you will want to do everything you can to weasel out of charges from DUI. The first step you can take is to get an experienced drinking and driving lawyer to guide you through your legal case during the trial. Remember that with all of the consequences associated with a DUI, pleading guilty publicly is the absolute worst decision you could possibly make. The verdict of the trial could be devastating as you may face criminal charges.

Check Out This Insightful FAQ

Do I need to find and hire a Toronto impaired driving DUI lawyer if I’ve received a DUI charge?

Some people like to think they can go through a DUI case alone, and that's when issues start to arise. DUI legislation is a very specific part of the law that not every person is experienced in it. Even not every lawyer specializes in it. No one wants to be attempting to navigate something that will impact their future so severely. It would be like walking through the dark without a flashlight while trying to avoid potholes legally. Good crown lawyers usually go for the most stringent sentencing as possible, given that a DUI charge is a serious offence. If you think you have some evidence that could help with your case, you'll want to bring that up with the drunk driving attorney. With Jonathan Lapid, you're getting an experienced drinking and driving lawyer that can defend your interests publicly and provide a great range of insight into your case. His clients are his priority, and with Jonathan Lapid, you'll have a much higher success rate than going alone or with any other lawyers, for that public matter.

What should I not do if I was charged with DUI?

Do not, under any circumstances, make any statements in public or near police officers. Any word you say in public could later serve as grounds for harsher punishment. Do not say that you have been drinking or using drugs. You have the right to wait and say nothing until your DUI lawyer arrives. If you don’t have any, start searching for a North York DUI lawyer or any other top DUI attorney in Toronto.

How to find a good dui defense lawyer in Toronto?

The best option would be to seek services of a top-rated lawyer firm that offers services of top drunk driving defense lawyers. The more cases solved - the deeper the team knows all the details of possible outcomes during the trial process.

How can I choose between different law firms in Toronto?

When searching for the best DUI lawyers in Toronto, the main thing you should look for is their experience in the field of DUI. Do not look for a DUI attorney who specializes in a broad area of law. The reason for this is that the law surrounding DUI is very complex and many different factors are involved. It would be wise to choose a lawyer who knows these laws intimately.

What are the costs for a Toronto DUI lawyer?

If you have been charged with a DUI offence, you are probably wondering about the DUI lawyer costs. As a matter of fact, DUI lawyer costs vary from case to case. Usually, the total cost depends on several factors: the number of trial days, the severity of the case, the amount of disclosure your case requires, and the amount of time the DUI attorney would spend working on your case in addition to the trial. Remember that it terms if you are about to get a criminal record that could spoil your whole life, the least you should think is money. Hire the best DUI lawyer you can find in Toronto or across Canada. Be aware that the future implications of a criminal record are significantly higher than the cost of a DUI lawyer. Usually, the first consultation for the services of a DUI criminal lawyer would be free.

After the first DUI offence, what will my punishment and/or sentencing look like?

There are a couple of consequences you'll face if it's your first being caught while impaired and charged with a DUI or DWI. Under Ontario DUI laws you'll be charged a fine of $1,000 if your BAC is over the legal limit; You could be charged $250 for a DWI if your BAC is over the legal limit; You could potentially face a month in jail if your BAC is over the legal limit; Suspension of license if your BAC is over the legal limit. If your DUI didn't result in any harm to anyone on the road, then there is a chance that the sentencing could result in more lenient terms, however it is more than likely that you would face a license suspension. You don’t need an expert to know that if your DUI charge did end up causing bodily harm or death, then you could be subject to lengthy prison time.

Are impaired driving penalties more severe for second and third offences?

Penalties for repeat impaired driving in Ontario are higher than for the first offence. Under Ontatio DUI laws, you face a minimum 30-day jail sentence for the second offence. The maximum penalty you can get is up to 10 years in jail. The rules for the third offence for impaired driving are even stricter - in addition to heavy fines, you would be sentenced to a minimum of 120 days in jail. The maximum time to be sentenced to jail is 10 years.

Are there any other crimes associated with DUI, that I may not know about?

If you were pulled over by a police officer who suspected you were driving under the influence, the subsequent DUI charge for impaired driving is not the only penalty you'll face in court. Remember that you would be publicly convinced for:

  • Refusal to use a breathalyzer. If you refuse to give a breath sample to a police officer, it is a criminal offence. If a police officer asks you to use a breathalyzer, you have no choice but to use it.
  • Sitting alone in a car under intoxication. If you are drunk and are caught by a police officer sitting alone in a car, even in the passenger seat, without driving the car, it is a felony. Not everyone knows about this - there should definitely be one sober driver in the car.
  • Intoxication does not only include alcohol. You can be convicted for impaired driving if you have been driving under the influence of drugs.

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