If you have been charged with impaired driving, you may feel ashamed, overwhelmed, or anxious. A conviction can have serious, lasting consequences in cases involving impaired driving. You need a lawyer to represent you and help you maintain your freedom.
A single mistake can affect your life for years, or even a lifetime. Drunk driving, no matter how low your blood alcohol content (BAC) is, can result in license suspension.
How an Impaired Driving Charge Can Affect YouIf a roadside breathalyzer test measures your BAC between 0.05 and 0.08, you may be subject to the following consequences:
- Roadside suspension of 3 to 30 days
- Fine of $150
- Required alcohol education or treatment program
- Installation of an ignition interlock system on your vehicle
- A minimum licence suspension of at least one year (unless an early guilty plea is entered)
- For a second conviction, a minimum jail sentence of 30 days
- A minimum fine of $1,000, as determined by a judge