Category: Drunk Driving

Category: Drunk Driving

New (and Arguably Absurd) Drinking and Driving Offences

On behalf of Neuberger & Partners LLP posted in Criminal Defence, drug charges, Drunk Driving on Thursday June 27, 2019.

By Christopher K. Assié & Joseph Neuberger Neuberger & Partners LLP The new amendments to the Criminal Code have changed the drinking and driving landscape significantly. Two changes are attracting particular attention due to their impacts on protected Charter rights and a serious potential for wrongful convictions. Arguably the most concerning amendment is the creation of a new offence – consuming too much alcohol or drugs after driving. Under s....
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What You Need to Know About Impaired Driving Charges in 2019

On behalf of Neuberger & Partners LLP posted in Criminal Defence, drug charges, Drunk Driving on Thursday June 27, 2019.

Recent changes to the impaired driving laws by the Federal Government developed to combat drinking and driving offences and the impact of legalizing cannabis, the laws surrounding impaired driving in Canada changed on Tuesday, December 18, 2018. These changes come as part of Bill C-46 which was enacted to ensure deterrence from impaired driving by making the penalties some of the most severe in the world. What Hasn't Changed The...
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New (and arguably absurd) drinking and driving offences.

On behalf of Neuberger & Partners LLP posted in Criminal Defence, Drunk Driving on Tuesday January 15, 2019.

By Joseph Neuberger and Christopher Assié Originally published by Lexus Nexis. (www.thelawyersdaily.ca)   The new amendments to the Criminal Code have changed the drinking and driving landscape significantly. Two changes are attracting particular attention due to their impacts on protected Charter rights and a serious potential for wrongful convictions. Arguably the most concerning amendment is the creation of a new offence — consuming too much alcohol or drugs after driving....
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Grandmother charged with impaired driving and failure to remain

On behalf of Neuberger & Partners LLP posted in Criminal Defence, Driving Offences, Drunk Driving on Friday September 28, 2018.

A 54-year-old Whitby grandmother who crashed her SUV, sending her baby grandson to hospital, is facing impaired driving charges. The woman couldn’t control her vehicle and drove it through a fence. After entering an intersection, she could not drive away because the damage to the SUV was so extensive. The police took the grandmother and her grandson to hospital after finding them in their SUV. The boy was treated for...
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What to expect if police suspect you are driving on drugs

On behalf of Neuberger & Partners LLP posted in Driving Offences, drug charges, Drunk Driving, Impaired Driving on Tuesday September 04, 2018.

It is no mystery why Ontario law enforcement and safety advocates urge drivers to stay off the road after they have been using any substances that may result in impairment. Driving under the influence of drugs, even certain prescription drugs, raises the possibility that you will be involved in a motor vehicle accident that could cause you or others to suffer serious or fatal injuries. For this reason, if the...
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Street sweeper operator facing impaired driving charges

On behalf of Neuberger & Partners LLP posted in Drunk Driving on Friday October 27, 2017.

Operating any motor vehicle while under the influence of drugs or alcohol can be dangerous and is against the law. Whenever perceived drunk drivers in Ontario are pulled over and they fail a Breathalyzer test, they will face impaired driving charges. But these tests aren't always 100 percent accurate, and there have been several instances when a breath test provided false readings and the accused driver actually wasn't impaired at...
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Ontario truck driver charged with impaired driving

On behalf of Neuberger & Partners LLP posted in Drunk Driving on Thursday June 22, 2017.

A truck driver was taken into custody following an incident near Blind River, according to provincial authorities. Ontario Provincial Police arrested the 56-year-old man on suspicion of impaired driving on the night of June 12. The driver was to appear for his first court appearance in Blind River on July 13. According to the police report, the Blind River detachment of the OPP received reports of a tractor trailer driving erratically westbound on...
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Ontario man charged with impaired driving

On behalf of Neuberger & Partners LLP posted in Drunk Driving on Thursday June 22, 2017.

A man is in custody after an accident that saw his vehicle end up in a Vaughan cemetery, according to York Regional Police. Ontario authorities arrested the man on suspicion of impaired driving after the early June collision. A court date was not reported for his case. The arrest record states that police responded to reports of a single-vehicle crash in Vaughan. Upon arrival they found a single car had left the road...
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Man charged with impaired driving after strange and fatal crash

On behalf of Neuberger & Partners LLP posted in Drunk Driving on Sunday June 11, 2017.

Sometimes what begins as simply a poor decision can spiral out of control and turn into something far worse. Recently, a very peculiar accident in the west end of Toronto turned a simple case of alleged impaired driving into a tragedy. The driver now faces several charges, including one for manslaughter. The accident happened June 7, just before 5 a.m. An SUV heading north on Black Creek Drive apparently made a left...
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Toronto driver hits pedestrians, suspected of impaired driving

On behalf of Neuberger & Partners LLP posted in Drunk Driving on Thursday June 08, 2017.

A lapse in judgment can happen to anyone, and likely has happened to nearly everyone at some point. When that lapse allegedly results in a traffic accident, and people are hurt, a person may find him or herself in serious trouble with the law. A Toronto driver suspected of impaired driving is in that situation now, a situation that may be familiar to others. The accident happened on June 3, at around...
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