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Consequences and Penalties of An Underage DUI in Ontario

Underage drivers and drivers who have just newly acquired their licenses face tougher DUI-related restrictions as well as additional penalties if they were charged with driving under the influence in Ontario. Drivers under 21 and newly licensed drivers with M1, M2, G1, and G2 graduated licenses cannot have any alcohol in their system when driving.


Impaired Driving and DUI in Ontario – Things to Remember

A charge of DUI in Toronto or anywhere in Ontario is a serious offence with equally serious punishments and other consequences. Far from what most people think that it only means a license suspension and some fines, a DUI conviction can mean huge fines, jail time, losing the privilege to drive, and can impact you throughout life. Below are some other things to remember about impaired driving and DUI in Canada.


What You Must Know About Impaired Driving and DUI in Ontario

A DUI or driving under the influence charge is one of the most serious offences in Canada with consequences that can follow you throughout your life. A DUI conviction means a lot more than just paying fines or spending some time in jail. Multiple aspects of your life can be affected making it very difficult to move on in life after a DUI conviction.


Bill C-5 Recognizes the Importance of Rehabilitation

For our justice system to be truly effective and fair, the punishment must fit the crime. That is why the recent passage of Bill C-5, which eliminates mandatory minimum penalties (MMPs) for 14 offences in the Criminal Code along with all six offences covered by the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act is both timely and necessary.

What Happens When I’m Arrested And It’s Not My First Drinking & Driving Offence?

Drinking and driving laws in Ontario are already quite strict for first-time offenders, so what happens if someone has been arrested for subsequent offences? Consequences for First-time Offenders Under Ontario’s Stream A program, first-time offenders are required to pay a minimum fine of $1,000 and can get back to driving again after 3 months provided …

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