Toronto, Ontario - A noted Ontario law firm has updated their website to provide free and valuable information on DUI defence in Toronto.
The firm, which specialises in drunk driving laws and the Toronto DUI industry, outlines DUI-related information in easily understood categories to help drivers facing impaired driving charges or provide background information for those who’d like to protect themselves.
A DUI lawyer from the firm said, “DUI laws are the most heavily litigated criminal cases in Toronto. As experienced attorneys, we’d like to spread awareness on how these laws work. Knowledge is key to prevention and protection.”
The website details legal information on DUI, with each section broken down into digestible bits of legal data. Available DUI information include fines and penalties, applicable laws, blood alcohol levels, arrest process and defence strategies, among others.
The same impaired driving lawyer in Toronto furthered, “In a DUI situation, a lot of people understandably panic and this can lead to more decisions that they will regret. Knowing what you can do, what your rights are and who you can call for expert advice is crucial. Our website is a good place to start if you want to arm yourself with knowledge.”
DUI, or driving under the influence, refers to the act of operating a vehicle, including cars, trucks, snowmobiles, boats or off-the-road vehicles, under the influence of alcohol or drugs. It is considered a serious offence and a crime in Toronto, and consequences can be very severe, depending on the circumstances of the case.
The maximum legal blood alcohol concentration (BAC) for fully licensed drivers is 0.08. In Ontario, there is a ‘warn range’ which is between 0.05 and 0.08.
The penalties depend on the number of times the driver has been given a DUI arrest.
For the first instance, the driver is given mandatory education or treatment program, a one-year license suspension, monetary fine and a one-year minimum to drive a car with ignition interlock device. An ignition interlock device prevents a driver who has consumed alcohol from starting a vehicle. The device has a pre-programmed limit and the driver is required to deliver a breath sample to start the car. If the driver fails the test, the driver has to wait some time before giving another sample. If, again, the driver fails, the waiting period for the next attempt will be longer.
Repeat offenders get a jail sentence, longer or permanent suspension and higher fine amounts.
The website also reminds drivers about basic tips to avoid getting into an impaired driving situation. These include planning ahead in case of parties and events where there is likely consumption of alcohol and being more mindful of medications and their side effects. If planning to drink, it is always advisable to consult with a doctor regarding the effects of combining the medication with alcohol, whether it is prescription or over-the-counter.
“By making this information more accessible to the driving public, we hope we can be of better service,” another attorney from the firm added. “Access to information and expert legal representation are important tenets of DUI defence in Toronto.”
Interested clients can also refer to the website for instructions on how to schedule a free initial consultation with the Toronto-based DUI lawyers.
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