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Third time DUI / Impaired driving charges in Canada

Those charged with impaired driving for the 3rd time in Canada will be subject to a minimum sentence of 120 days in jail.

Can I get parole for a DUI or will I have to serve the whole sentence in jail?

Parole is possible but highly unlikely in a provincial jail. In Ontario jails you can apply for parole after serving 2/3rds of your sentence but parole is rarely granted for sentences less than 2 years. In the federal prison system most non violent offenders will receive parole after serving 1/3rd of their sentence or day release after 1/6th of their sentence.

Most 3rd time DUI offenders are not sentenced to the federal penitentiary (2 years or more) unless there are aggravating factors to their case such as injuries to third parties, accidents, extremely high BAC reading etc. Sometimes the court will sentence the offender to 2 years less one day for a DUI which normally means they will have to serve the full sentence in a provincial jail without ever getting parole.

Provincial jail is considered to be “hard time” compared to the federal prison system because inmates generally have less privacy, freedom (such as not being on lockdown nearly as often), and privileges than federal inmates including opportunities to be released on parole. Most people would prefer to be sentenced to 2 years in a federal prison than 2 years less a day in Canada.

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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