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Is it Harder to Get a Job After a DUI?

A lot of companies perform detailed background checks prior to hiring, especially for positions that would be in the public eye or positions on a higher pay scale. This is when a long-forgotten DUI charge can come back to haunt you. A past DUI charge can have significant effects on your job prospects if it is not addressed properly.

FAQ for Charges of Drug Possession in Ontario

The Crown Attorney must prove that the item in question involved in a drug possession case is indeed an illegal drug according to the definition set by the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act. Without a medical exemption, the following drugs are illegal to possess in Canada: cocaine, crystal meth, ecstasy, GHB, heroin, ketamine, LSD, magic mushrooms, opium and more.

Toronto DUI Lawyer / Impaired Driving FAQ

A person is arrested for DUI in Canada after the police officer has established reasonable suspicion that the person may be impaired while driving based on observations and roadside testing. The person will be brought to the police station for further testing and evaluation.

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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