Impaired Driving Charges—We Negotiate To Protect Your Driving Privileges

Being convicted of a drinking and driving offence carries undesirable consequences for any driver. But for many residents in St. Catharines who do not benefit from an extensive public transportation network or who may depend on driving for their living, the results can be devastating.

In Ontario, the minimum sentence for a first-time impaired driving conviction is a one-year driver's licence suspension. Once you've regained your licence, you will be required to use an ignition interlock device for another year. This device takes a breath sample and prevents you from starting your vehicle if your blood alcohol level is at an unacceptable level.

Minimize Your Loss — Get Legal Help Immediately

Two keys to facing impaired driving or Over 80 charge are to understand your options and to act fast. At Heelis Little & Almas LLP, we provide criminal defence to meet the goals and needs of each client — and in many cases, that means getting you back to driving in the least possible time.

While most do not want a lengthy, complicated trial, every client seeks to minimize the impact of a licence suspension. With this goal in mind, we help as many clients as possible enter Stream A of Ontario's Reduced Suspension with Ignition Interlock Conduct Review Program. Successful completion of the program means significantly reduced penalties:

  • Reduced licence suspension — three months instead of one year
  • Reduced ignition interlock monitoring — nine months instead of one year

Stream A of the program has rigid time limitations, so it's critical that you do not delay. Entrust your drinking and driving case to HLA and we will work to achieve the most expedient resolution possible to preserve your driving privileges and freedoms.

Act Fast To Save Your Licence

Call 905-581-4242 today or fill in our online form to book a consultation with one of our lawyers.