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Penalties expected to increase for drug-impaired driving in Ontario

On behalf of Neuberger & Partners LLP posted in Criminal Defence on Thursday October 23, 2014.

The Ontario government is expected to approve a number of new traffic law amendments, one of which will increase penalties for driving while under the influence of drugs. Specifically, the penalties for driving while high will be raised to match the penalties for driving while impaired by alcohol. However, it remains to be seen exactly how police officers will obtain evidence that proves without doubt that a driver is impaired...
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Sprinter Donovan Bailey prohibited from driving after guilty plea

On behalf of Neuberger & Partners LLP posted in Drunk Driving on Wednesday September 03, 2014.

People who find themselves facing drinking and driving charges come from all walks of life. Under Canadian law, drivers are prohibited from having a blood-alcohol level that exceeds 80 milligrams of alcohol per 100 millilitres of blood, and depending on an individual's body weight and metabolism, not much alcohol is required to exceed that limit. Consider the case of Olympic champion Donovan Bailey. The sprinter recently pleaded guilty to driving over...
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