Being convicted of a DUI can be unexpected, and difficult to react to. We understand that these things happen, and are fully prepared to defend you. Regardless of if you are in custom, awaiting a bail hearing, or in a different step of the process, we will protect you and your rights.
Being as criminal law is a very complex subject, we will assist you before, during and after your trial. You deserve the attention and expertise to properly defend you. Rest easy knowing your case is in the right hands.
Elliot Starer is a former assistant Crown attorney and now primarily focuses on criminal law. He now has more than 40 years of practicing law under his belt. There are few lawyers as experienced as him, so why place your life and trust elsewhere? Trust our DUI defence lawyer in Thornhill for our service and professionalism. Elliot will have a customized approach for every client and situation. Schedule an appointment!
Frequently Asked Questions
You might have several questions about facing a DUI charge. Here are some FAQs to help you:
a) Will I lose my driving license?
If you are convicted with a DUI charge, it is possible that you might lose your driving license at least temporarily.
b) What are the other consequences?
If there is a serious charge, there could be other consequences such as
c) For how long will the license be revoked?
This mainly depends on the seriousness of the charge.
d) How to prevent losing my license?
One of the most effective ways to avoid losing your license is to hire an experienced DUI lawyer for your case.
e) Will there be a criminal charge for a DUI?
Driving Under Influence (DUI) is a criminal charge in Canada. Even if it is your first offence, it will be a criminal record in your name.
When you are convicted of an impaired driving charge, it’s time to take control of the situation and be aware of your rights and offences. There might be many unanswered questions and doubts in your mind regarding the consequences of your conviction. Making an informed choice about your charge will help you contemplate your future steps. Let us take a look at some of the penalties:
● First Time DUI Offence
A first time DUI offence is commonly considered a misdemeanour and carries penalties including suspension of license for one year or longer, paying a hefty fine, up to six months in prison if convicted and compulsory installation of ignition interlock in your vehicle.
● Second Time DUI Offence
A second-time offender is subjected to harsher penalties. From serving jail time to a longer period of driver license suspension, sometimes even up to two years, such offences are taken very seriously by the law. You also have to attend alcohol abuse counselling for a particular time period. The amount of fines also increases up to thousands of dollars.
● Multiple Offences
For repeated offenders, the penalties get very serious and affect employability and long-distance travel. In some cases, the driver’s license is also revoked with additional jail time, a large sum of fines and travel restrictions. You will also be denied entry into other countries as a criminal record will be issued in your name by this time.
Charged with a DUI offence? Get help from our professional DUI defence lawyer!