Driving under the influence is a criminal offence in British Columbia, and if you’ve been charged with drunk driving, you need a criminal lawyer now to listen to your side of the story and present your case.
- Refusal – If you refuse to comply when an officer asks for a breathalyser test or blood draw
- Impaired – If you are operating a motor vehicle while impaired by alcohol or a drug
- Over 80 – If you are found to have more than the legal amount of alcohol in your blood. The legal limit in Canada is 80 milligrams in 100 milliliters of blood.
Each of these is an individual offence, and depending on the situation, you can actually be charged with multiple offences.
The criminal lawyers at Sicotte & Henry know how damaging a DUI can be to your life and your reputation. Because of our many years of experience, we understand the available defences for drunk driving/DUI charges in Northern BC; we’ll explain your options to you and then vigorously pursue the option in your best interest. Please don’t wait to contact us at our office in Surrey or Peace River. We’re here to help you.