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Being convicted of a DUI can be unexpected and difficult to react to. We understand that these things happen, and we are fully prepared to defend you. Regardless of if you are in customs, 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 of 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

  • Denial of entry to other countries

  • Loss of employment

  • Imprisonment


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 the Influence (DUI) is a criminal charge in Canada. Even if it is your first offence, it will be a criminal record in your name.


Any additional questions we did not cover? Please contact your DUI lawyer, Elliot Starer in Vaughan.



Efficient DUI Experts

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's 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.

Consequences of a DUI Conviction

The following are some consequences of a DUI conviction in the country:


  • Criminal conviction: If you're convicted of a DUI, you will be considered a criminal offender.

  • Jail time or fine: While you might get a fine in some cases, you might have to carry out jail time in others. On some occasions, it might be both.

  • License suspension: If you receive a DUI conviction, your license will be revoked for a particular period, depending on the number of convictions.

  • Additional fines: On top of this, you might have to pay certain additional fines.


Would you like to learn more about the consequences of a DUI conviction? We invite you to reach out to our DUI lawyer in Vaughan today. Besides this, you can view our blog for more information.

How To Choose a DUI Lawyer?

The following are some factors to consider when choosing a DUI lawyer:


  • Experience: Lawyers who have experience handling DUI cases will have a better idea of how to build your case. Our lawyer has years of experience in the field.

  • Knowledge: Lawyers with a thorough knowledge of DUI laws will have a clearer idea about helping you. Eliot Starer deeply understands criminal defence law and will provide you with the support you need.

  • Communication: Your lawyer should communicate with you openly and be transparent about their services. Our lawyer puts your needs first and makes the legalities easier for you to understand.


Please contact our DUI lawyer in Vaughan for more information. We can also help you with family law matters.



Charged with a DUI offence? Get help from our professional DUI lawyer in Vaughan!


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