What You Need to Know and Do if You've Been Charged with Impaired Driving

What You Should Do:

Contact Michel Fontaine immediately to initiate a comprehensive course of action.

Within hours of the impaired charge, write down all your interactions with the officers and their procedures.

Things You Should Know:

The consequences of pleading guilty or conducting a trial and being convicted:

First Conviction (s. 253(1)(a) or (b) CC):
Monetary fine and 1 year driving prohibition pursuant to s. 259 of the Criminal Code.

Second Conviction within 5 years (s. 253(1)(a) or (b) CC):

May result in 30 days incarceration and a license prohibition for 3 years pursuant to s. 259 of the Criminal Code.

Third Conviction within 10 years (s. 253(1)(a) or (b) CC)::
May result in 120 days incarceration and a license prohibition for 5 years pursuant to s. 259 of the Criminal Code.