DRIVER’S LICENSE SUSPENSION LAWYERS OTTAWA
In Ontario, an administrative driver’s license suspension can happen at the roadside. Upon certain triggering factors, an officer can prevent you from driving for 90 days. This can pose serious problems in your everyday life, in particular if you rely on your vehicle to get to work or to provide transportation for loved ones.
Of particular concern is that the license suspension happens before you have had the opportunity to fight the charges in court. Lawyers at Edelson Friedman LLP in Ottawa challenge driver’s license suspensions, and associated charges, for drivers throughout the region
AFFORDABLE DEFENCE TO GET YOU BACK ON THE ROAD
Under the Ontario Highway Traffic Act, a driver’s license can be suspended immediately for 90 days if any of the following happens:
- Your blood alcohol is over 80 (80 milligrams in 100 millilitres of blood)
- You fail or refuse to give a breath, blood or other bodily sample to police upon demand
- You fail or refuse to perform co-ordination tests or to submit to drug testing upon demand by police
In addition to losing your license, you will be subject to criminal charges. You will also be fined at the time of the suspension. In the days following the incident, if you are caught driving without a license or driving while under suspension, you will receive even more serious consequences.
All of these penalties, however, can be fought with the assistance of a criminal defence lawyer. Our firm is one of the most highly respected in Ottawa, and we know the technical requirements to convict you of a DUI or drunk driving offence; and how to defend you. We know the workings of the Ottawa police department and what steps to take to question the actions of police, and the evidence advanced against you.