The third offence drunk driving charge carries the most serious penalties associated with impaired driving in Saskatchewan. This is a charge that requires immediate legal defense from our DUI lawyers.
If you are defending a drunk driving charge there are important facts about your situation that you should know. If convicted of impaired driving in Saskatchewan, you can face up to 14-years in jail. If you are not an America citizen, you will be barred from entering the United States. If caught driving without a license, your car can be impounded for 30-days and you must pay for all towing and storage expenses in addition to a $2,000 fine and up to two years imprisonment. The impaired driving lawyers at the Law Office of Regina Criminal Lawyers are experienced and ready to take on your case.
Third Conviction of Blowing Over 0.08?
You must understand this is a very serious offence that will affect you life in adverse ways. Our drunk driving lawyers will stand up for you in court and dispute this charge. The consequences of facing this trial alone could be a 5-year license suspension on your third offence drunk driving.
- First offence: 1-year license suspension
- Second offence: 3-year license suspension
- Third offence (or greater): 5-year license suspension
Corrective Measures and Rehabilitation
In order to get your license back, you will be subjected to undergo addiction screening and assessment. The screening will be an $150 fee. The screening tests are based on your personal responses to your previous alcohol and drug use. If the screening uncovers addiction or drug/alcohol dependency you will be referred to a treatment program that may range from weekly meetings to inpatient care depending on the severity of the addiction. Otherwise, you will be assigned the Driving Without Impairment (DWI) class.
Contact Regina Criminal Lawyers Today
If you have been charged with a third offence for impaired driving you need to know that this charge will permanently impact your life for the worse. While the situation is dire you can still mitigate how serious the penalties will be. Regina Criminal Lawyers can and will help you defend your rights against this third DUI offence. Contact us today.