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It is not a secret that impaired driving or driving under the influence may result in losses in both property and life. There are instances when accidents related to driving under the influence may result in bodily harm towards other people.

Blood Alcohol Level Over Legal Limit and Bodily Harm

(2.1) A person is guilty of an indictable offence and is liable to imprisonment for up to 10 years if the person causes an accident resulting in bodily harm towards another individual. The accident has to be an offence under paragraph 253(1)(b) of the Criminal Code of Canada.

Refusal or Failure to Provide A Sample and Bodily Harm

(2.2) Someone who commits an offence under subsection 254(5) of the Criminal Code of Canada and at the same time of committing this offence, refuses a breathalyzer, is aware or should have knowledge that their operation of a vessel, an aircraft, a motor vehicle, or railway equipment caused an accident resulting in the bodily harm of another person, is guilty of an indictable offence and also liable to imprisonment of up to 10 years. The same applies if the person is in care and control or is simply assisting in the operation of railway equipment, an aircraft, a vessel, or a motor vehicle.

Impaired Driving Causing Death

(3) Someone who commits an offence under paragraph 253(1)(a) of the Criminal Code of Canada and causes the death of another individual as a result of the same offence is guilty of an indictable offence and can face imprisonment for life.

Blood Alcohol Level Over Legal Limit and Death

(3.1) Someone who causes an accident that resulted in the death of an individual while committing an offence under paragraph 253(1)(b) of the Criminal Code of Canada is guilty of an indictable offence and can be liable to imprisonment for life.

Failure or Refusal to Provide Sample And Death

(3.2) Someone who commits an offence under subsection 254(5) of the Criminal Code of Canada and at the same time of committing this offence, is aware or should have knowledge that their operation of a vessel, an aircraft, a motor vehicle, or railway equipment caused an accident resulting in the death of another person or causing bodily harm that resulted in the death of another person, is guilty of an indictable offence and also liable to imprisonment of up to 10 years. The same applies if the person is in care and control or is simply assisting in the operation of railway equipment, an aircraft, a vessel, or a motor vehicle.

 

Charges of bodily harm related to a DUI carry grave consequences as can be seen from the above. If you or someone you know was involved in a charge of driving under the influence that resulted in either death or bodily harm, you must act quickly and contact an experienced Impaired Driving lawyers to make sure that proper legal actions can be prepared. Contact us at Calvin Barry Law if you are looking for a reliable DUI lawyer in Toronto.

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