Currently, the police need some grounds to demand a breath test from motorists, which can include smelling alcohol on a driver’s breath, or noticing other signs of impairment, which would lawfully allow them to demand a breath test. Next week, drivers should know that police will have added powers when lawfully stopping drivers. These powers will include the ability to demand a roadside breath sample, without having any grounds.
If you have been charged with an impaired driving charge, or 0ver 80 mg of blood alcohol criminal charge, Lighthouse can assist you with your Defence. Lighthouse has a referral agreement with several lawyers in Ontario, which can assist you with your charge. Call us today, and we can book you an appointment with a lawyer in your area.
Here are the penalties for impaired driving as of Dec. 18, 2018:
Alcohol-impaired driving that does not cause bodily harm or death – mandatory minimum penalties:
Impaired driving causing no bodily harm or death – Maximum penalties:
Impaired driving causing bodily harm – Maximum penalties:
Impaired driving causing death – Maximum penalty:
Wait time for provincial interlock program: