A first offence of impaired driving can be quite serious if you don’t have a qualified drunk driving defense working for you. If convicted of impaired driving in Saskatchewan you can face up to 14-years in jail. At the Law Office of Regina Criminal Lawyers, we have the proven track record to get you back on track. If you were charged with impaired driving you likely would have been subjected to a breathalyzer test. These tests are not absolute and you need to know your options. This charge will be permanently attached to your record if you don’t prove your innocence and have it removed.
The Breathalyzer Registered Between 0.04 and 0.08 BAC
The DUI penalties are as follows: if stopped by a police officer who suspects you have been drinking, your license will immediately be suspended for 24-hours if you register a BAC of greater than 0.04, or you refuse to give a breath sample. Although, if you are caught driving with a BAC of .04, the consequences are a 24-hour license suspension on the first offence. A 24-hour license suspension and a mandatory Driving Without Impairment class on the second offence. And the on the third offence or greater the law imposes a 90-day license suspension and mandatory addiction screening.
The Breathalyzer Registered Over 0.08 BAC
If this is your first offence with an impaired driving charge over 0.08 then you need to retain an experianced DUI lawyer to defend against your DUI charge.
If convicted of driving while impaired (registering a BAC higher than 0.08), you will face the follow penalties:
- First offence: 1-year license suspension
- Second offence: 3-year license suspension
- Third offence (or greater): 5-year license suspension
Saskatchewan, like many other provinces in Canada, has special laws for novice drivers. If you are a driver with less than 1-year of experience, the following applies if you have any alcohol in your body:
- First offence: 30-day license suspension and a mandatory Driving Without Impairment class.
- Second offence: 90-day suspension and addiction screening.
Contact Our Impaired Driving Lawyers in Regina Today
At the Law Office of Regina Criminal Lawyerss we will do everything under the law to ensure your rights are respected and upheld. If this is your first offense drunk driving charge, the impaired driving defense lawyers at the Law Office of Regina Criminal Lawyers want to help. Contact us today to learn how we can help you.