Have You Been Charged With Drinking and Driving Charges or DUI (Driving Under Influence) Charges?

David Genis is an experienced DUI Lawyer Toronto with specialization in successfully defending DUI related cases. If you are in need of a Toronto criminal lawyer who has the experience to defend your DUI case then David Genis is the right choice for you. He can help you defend your case and inform you of your rights! Contact him today to get the right representation!

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I was charged with “Over 80 mg” (Excess blood alcohol). I did blow “over 80 mg”, so I might as well plead guilty, right? Wrong. A very significant percentage of “Over 80 mg” charges in Toronto, and generally in Ontario, result in acquittal. An “Over 80 mg” is a charge that is very technical in nature.

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Have you been charged with a DUI/DWI, Impaired Driving (Impaired Operation), Driving Over 80 mg (Excess Blood Alcohol) or Refuse (Fail to Provide) Breath Sample? If so, I can help you. Charged with Impaired Driving (Impaired Operation)? You have a good chance of being found not guilty!

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Charged with Refuse to Provide Sample (Fail to Provide)? A charge of Refuse (Fail to provide) Breath Sample is laid when a police officer demands that you provide a breath sample either into a roadside screening device or into an approved instrument. What is an approved screening device?

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Impaired driving causing bodily harm (2) Everyone who commits an offence under paragraph 253(1)(a) and causes bodily harm to another person as a result is guilty of an indictable offence and liable to imprisonment for a term of not more than 10 years. Blood alcohol level over legal limit — bodily harm (2.1)

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Have you been charged with Dangerous operation under s. 249 of the Criminal Code? Section 249 makes driving a motor vehicle in a manner that is dangerous to the public, “having regard to all the circumstances” a criminal offence. What is the difference between dangerous and careless driving? Careless driving is a Highway Traffic Act offence.

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I have been charged with drinking and driving even though my car was not moving! I was in my car and I was drunk but I was not driving! I can’t comprehend how is that even possible that I am being charged for it.

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What happens when a person is arrested for DUI or Impaired Driving?

If you have been arrested for DUI, the first thing to do is contact a criminal defence attorney. A good criminal defence attorney will assess your case and determine if any defences are available. They will also try and mitigate the consequences of being convicted of DUI. For example, in some cases, an attorney might be able to convince the prosecutor or judge not to revoke your license because of how it would affect your employment.

What is the maximum DUI blood alcohol level (BAC)?

The maximum level of alcohol that a person can consume before being considered legally drunk is 0.08 grams per 100 millilitres (g/100 ml). The term legally drunk means that the person’s blood alcohol concentration is at or over this limit. For example, the legal limit for drivers in Canada and most U.S. states is 0.08 g/100 ml. In contrast, the legal limit in many European countries, such as Austria, Belgium, France, Germany and Italy, is 0.05 g/100 ml.

What are the penalties if found guilty of DUI charges in Toronto?

The penalties for DUI charges in Toronto vary depending on the severity of the crime. However, the penalties can range from a $200 fine to a $1,000 fine and up to six months of jail time.

If you are charged with impaired driving, and your blood alcohol level is over .08, you will have your driver’s license suspended for one year. If it is your second offence within 10 years, you will be looking at a two-year license suspension.

Are there other consequences for a drinking and driving conviction?

There are other consequences of a drinking and driving conviction. For example, your insurance rates will be increased. You may also be required to install an ignition interlock device in your vehicle, restricting you from driving if you have been drinking. You may also receive various fines and community service hours. Lastly, you could face jail time depending on the severity of the offence or if there are aggravating factors involved.

How can someone effectively beat a DUI charge?

It’s important to remember that while the penalties for a DUI conviction are significant, it is possible to beat the charge. The first step is to speak with a criminal defence attorney who will be able to advise you on your options and how best to proceed. You should not go forward without getting legal advice first.

How much does a DUI lawyer cost?

The cost of hiring a lawyer varies from case to case. It is important that you speak with a lawyer before making any decisions because the complexity of your situation will affect the cost. For example, the average DUI charge costs about $5,000 for a trial and about $3,500 for a plea bargain. But this could be higher or lower depending on the circumstances of your case.

Can someone get out of a DUI without going to trial?

A DUI is a serious charge, and it is in the best interest of anyone accused of such a crime to ensure they are appropriately represented. Of course, someone can get out of a DUI without going to trial, but the circumstances have to be just right.

What are the chances of getting a DUI dismissed?

If you are charged with a DUI, the chances of getting dismissed vary depending on the circumstances. In general, it is difficult to get a DUI dismissed. The best chance for having your case thrown out is if there was a mistake by the police or if they violated your constitutional rights.

How do you get Impaired Driving or DUI charges dropped in Toronto?

Getting drunk and driving is a terrible idea. But if you get charged with DUI, it’s important to get your charges dropped ASAP. The longer you wait, the more serious the consequences become. So the first step to getting your charges dropped is talking to a criminal defence lawyer in Toronto. Not only will they provide you with free advice, but they’ll also know how to fight your case, ultimately leading to a drop in your charges.

Can a DUI be removed from your record?

Some arrests can be expunged from your record so they don’t appear in a background check. The most common type of arrest that can be expunged is a misdemeanour DUI. However, not all DUIs can be expunged, and the process varies from state to state. If you were arrested for DUI, contact a criminal defence attorney to determine if your case qualifies for an expungement.

Will a DUI conviction affect auto insurance?

Depending on the severity of your DUI conviction, you may see a moderate increase in your auto insurance premiums. A first-time DUI is usually a misdemeanour and can result in fines, probation and community service. Insurance companies will not penalize you for this type of infraction. However, suppose you are convicted of a second DUI within seven years of your original conviction. In that case, this could result in penalties such as a high insurance premium or denial of coverage.

Can a DUI affect permanent residency in Canada?

A DUI can affect permanent residency in Canada. It’s not impossible to be a permanent resident of Canada with a DUI. Still, it may be difficult if the offence involves violence or driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Permanent residents of Canada who have been convicted of an offence outside of North America must wait three years before they are eligible for citizenship, and those who have been convicted inside North America must wait five years.

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