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How to get impaired driving charges dropped because of a legal technicality in Canada

Get over 80/impaired/DUI charges dropped because of a technicality in Canada.

Technicalities are perhaps the #1 reason lawyers are able to get DUI related charges dropped in Canada. This is because the Criminal Code and the case law (court rulings from Judges) is very specific in terms of what is required to secure a conviction. A person could be completely blacked out drunk behind the wheel and still get off on the charges if the police do not handle their case correctly. It is very easy for the police to make mistakes that a lawyer can identify and use to get the charges dropped or win an acquittal at trial.

DUI defence law is highly focused on identifying and asserting technical mistakes in the case. Mistakes can range from how the accused was treated, violations of Charter rights, to improper testing, maintenance, and operating of the equipment used to measure the accused’s blood alcohol level (BAC). Don’t think that just because you blew above the legal limit that you will ultimately be convicted if the police charge you with a DUI. There are many steps before that and a lot of accused who are factually guilty end up walking free because their lawyer knew what to look for and handled it correctly.

A lot of people who drink and drive and get caught wrongly assume they will be found guilty if the case goes to trial.

DUI related charges are some of the most litigated offences in Ontario because the accused knows that pleading guilty will automatically result in a criminal record but also because there are often several triable issues that can be raised in court at trial to potentially win the case.

Sometimes cases are set down for a trial and the Crown Attorney on the trial date will drop the charges completely or offer a brand new deal (perhaps to an HTA Careless Driving charge) because they have doubts about securing a criminal conviction in the case. Many people charged with impaired/DUI will plead guilty because they are scared to take the case to trial. The Crown may wait until the trial date to make their best offer. They also may not make a new offer and proceed with the trial so the accused will need extensive legal advice from their lawyer to determine how they should choose to proceed (which is ultimately their decision alone).

Call us today.

You don't have to jeopardize your future or waste thousands of dollars on excessive legal fees. We provide effective and affordable lawyer representation for those charged with impaired driving offences throughout Ontario.

Have a skilled criminal lawyer who focuses on impaired driving related charges protect you and your future from the stigma and consequences of a criminal record.

    call us: 647-228-5969


  call us: 647-228-5969


Your case will be defended by a fully licensed Practicing Lawyer of the Law Society of Ontario. For more information about our lawyer, click here.

We provide our clients with:
  • Flat fee pricing
  • US travel advice and information
  • Employment background check advice/services
  • Fingerprints and records destruction services
  • Clear goals of getting charges dropped and bail conditions varied without a trial
  • Help with related immigration issues
  • Vulnerable Sector records suppression help
  • Experienced, focused counsel

* Please note:

If you are not a paying client, we cannot answer questions and provide assistance with U.S. travel, immigration, employment background checks, and avoiding a criminal record. This includes those who have already retained other counsel and those whose cases have already been completed.

We only can take calls/emails relating to Ontario, Canada area cases. Please see our FAQ for a listing of the courthouses we service.

Are you a lawyer? If you are defending an impaired driving related case and are looking for expert advice regarding possible defences, case strategies, and information release management call us at: 647-228-5969.

Please note: We do not accept legal aid certificate cases. All clients are handled on a private retainer only.


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  We provide:
  • Flat fee pricing
  • 99%+ non-conviction success rate
  • U.S. travel advice and information
  • Help with related immigration issues
  • Employment background check advice/services
  • Fingerprints and records destruction services
  • A clear goal of getting the charges dropped without a trial