Did You Just Get Your First DUI Charge?
It’s a very reasonable response to panic in the face of your first DUI charge. For one thing, there might be some extreme consequences to every facet of your life.
Everybody makes mistakes and there’s no reason to let your entire life go to shambles as a result.
What is DUI or DWI exactly? If you operate an automobile, boat, snowmobile, or motorcycle (or any other motorized vehicle) under the influence of alcohol or drugs, the infraction is known as a DUI. Or ‘driving under the influence’
Explaining Types of DUI Charges
- Impaired Driving – being inebriated by drugs (legal or illegal) while operating a vehicle
- Having 80+ mgs of alcohol in 100 millilitres of blood while behind the wheel
- Refusal to provide a breath sample
- Impaired care or control
The most prevalent indicators are:
1. the smell of alcohol
2. slurred speech
3. poor balance
4. bad driving
These are confusing cases because of the abundance of impaired driving definitions in the criminal code.
The wide-ranging umbrella of these types of DUI charges means there are several facets involved in each individual case. You should never, under any circumstance, plead guilty. This way, you won’t limit your options.
The Crown struggles to prove Over 80 charges, making it essential to hire an attorney if you’re facing such a charge.
A couple of common examples of this infraction are simply saying ‘no’ or pretending to blow in the contraption. The court might be able to prove without a doubt that you did this, but even then, you have options such as ‘having a reasonable excuse’. These options have led to many successful defences in the past.
Consequences of a DUI Charge
A DUI charge in Ontario is nothing to scoff at.
Whether a charge is a first, second, third, or subsequent offence, you’ll be faced with a variety of potential penalties.
This is a daunting list of possible DUI consequences that you may be facing. But you’re innocent until proven guilty. Make sure to hire a competent, skilled DUI attorney that will do everything possible to get a dismissal or acquittal.
- Criminal Record
- Loss of job and driver’s licence
- Jail time, hefty fines, and probation
- A dramatic increase in insurance premiums
- Will be difficult to immigrate and apply for citizenship
- You’ll be ineligible for certain career paths
- Won’t be able to visit certain countries (such as the U.S.)
- Might have conviction reported publicly
There is No Time to Waste if You Are Charged With a DUI
One mistake isn’t worth a lifetime of headaches. But your first DUI can really impact your criminal record, take a toll on your finances, and really hinder your employment.
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One mistake isn’t worth a lifetime of headaches. But your first DUI can really impact your criminal history, take a toll on your finances, and really hinder your employment.
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