The Criminal Code of Canada has created a thorough framework of offences and punishments stemming from the impaired operation of a motor vehicle. Alcohol, while the most common substance cited, is not a requirement for an impaired driving charge—any form of narcotics, prescription or illegal, can result in criminal prosecution.
If you are suspected of impaired driving in Saskatchewan, you will be required to provide breath samples to a qualified breathalyzer technician; refusal to do so (either during initial field sobriety tests or while in custody) may result in additional charges being added to your file. An impaired driving charge can result in:
- Termination of employment/career issues;
- Inhibited ability to work with, or care for, children;
- Increased insurance premiums;
- Permanent criminal record;
- Issues with immigration status (if applicable);
- Loss of license;
- Mandatory treatment;
- Fines; and
- Jail time.
The potential financial, legal, and personal penalties resulting from an impaired driving charge require a professional defence from legal experts.
At Wardell Gillis, we have strategies to prove your innocence. Our DUI defence focuses on giving you the benefit of the doubt, challenging evidence, and bringing attention to potential flaws in police procedure.
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If you are in the Saskatoon area and you, or someone you know, have been charged with impaired driving, you must act immediately to secure proper counsel—not only to defend your rights, but also to protect your future. You need qualified legal assistance to represent your interests—you need Wardell Gillis.