DUI Causing Death

You don’t need us to tell you how serious of an offense it is to be driving impaired and have you actions lead to the death of an innocent person. You do however need a drunk driving lawyer immediately. The Law Office of Regina Criminal Lawyers has the impaired driving lawyers who can help you.

The Criminal Code of Canada has clearly defined penalties for anyone convicted of impaired driving causing bodily harm. Under section 255(2) everyone who commits an offence under paragraph 253(1)(a), (*while the person’s ability to operate the vehicle, vessel, aircraft or railway equipment is impaired by alcohol or a drug) relating to impaired driving, and causes bodily harm to another person as a result, is guilty of an indictable offence and is liable to imprisonment for a term of not more than 10-years.

DUI Causing Bodily Harm

In section 255(2.1), everyone who, while committing an offence under paragraph 253(1)(b), (*having consumed alcohol in such a quantity that the concentration in the person’s blood exceeds eighty milligrams of alcohol in one hundred milliliters of blood) and causes an accident resulting in bodily harm to another person is guilty of an indictable offence and liable to imprisonment for a term of not more than 10-years.

Failure or Refusal to Provide Sample — Bodily Harm

Section 255(2.2) Everyone who commits an offence under subsection 254(5) (*everyone commits an offence who, without reasonable excuse, fails or refuses to comply with a demand, i.e refused the breathalyzer), at the time of committing the offence, knows or ought to know that their operation of the motor vehicle. . . caused an accident resulting in bodily harm to another person is guilty of an indictable offence and liable to imprisonment for a term of not more than 10-years.

DUI Causing Death

If you have been implicated in an impaired driving offence causing death, you need immediate legal assistance. Section 255(3) states that everyone who commits an offence under paragraph 253(1)(a) (*where the person is impaired by alcohol or drugs) and causes the death of another person as a result is guilty of an indictable offence and is liable to imprisonment for life. If you refused the breathalyzer following an impaired driving incident causing death you will still be guilty of an indictable offence and liable to imprisonment for life under section 255(3.2).

Don’t Spend Your Life in Prison

You need to contact the impaired driving lawyer at the Law Office of Regina Criminal Lawyers immediatly. It is critical that your criminal defense lawyer has a complete understanding of the facts to be able to protect your right to a fair trial. If you, or a family member, have been charged with an impaired driving causing bodily harm or death, you need our criminal defense lawyers today. Contact us as soon as possible.

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