Sunday, September 24th, 2023

Every year in Ottawa we hear stories on the news about teens drinking and driving. Most teens brush it off, feeling like they will never be one of those kids. However, it only takes a second for the police to pull you over or a citizen to make a concerned driving call. A drinking and […]

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“I was extremely happy. All the work and devotion Richard put into my case was amazing. He was great and confident. Overall, I was very impressed. He had positive energy and he knew what he was talking about. The service was phenomenal. I would definitely recommend him – he really worked with all the information […]

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The point of any RIDE checkpoint is to prevent holiday-season impaired driving by stopping all vehicles, and checking with each occupant to determine how much alcohol has been consumed by the driver.

OTTAWA CRIMINAL DEFENCE LAWYER – According to MADD Canada, 1,000 Canadians are killed by drinking and driving each holiday season – between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day. This time of year sees a far higher number of drinking and driving incidents, and police will be on the lookout, so you need to be safe and […]

“I highly recommend Richard. He handled my case with the utmost professionalism. His knowledge of the law is second to none and the way he handles himself in court is faultless. Richard managed to expose sufficient evidence to convince the judge into dismissing the case. I could not be happier with the outcome.” Jorge Avila, […]

In Ontario, breath tests are a method frequently used by police officers to determine whether a driver should be arrested or charged for drinking and driving. Until now, drivers have been required to perform breath tests only after displaying some sign of inebriation while behind the wheel – erratic driving, for example.

In Ontario, there are three different types of charges for alcohol-related driving offences: Impaired Driving, “Over 80,” and Sample Refusal. Depending on the situation, police officers can arrest you on just one of these charges, or they can charge you with multiple. For example, one arrest could lead to both “Over 80” and “Impaired Driving” charges.

Finding the best criminal lawyer for your case is all about research, and asking yourself important questions. In this article I will share some of the most important questions to ask before hiring a criminal lawyer to fight your Ontario drinking and driving charges.