Recent changes in law may encourage those who are charged with drunk driving to plead guilty for a modest punishment. This might seem like an appealing option. At Paquette Wilhelm Criminal Lawyers, we advise you to speak with our experienced drinking and driving defence lawyers in Hamilton before agreeing to plead guilty. We’ll help you understand all the legal options available before making any decisions.
Drinking and Driving Charges Lawyers in Southern Ontario
Unfortunately, sometimes, a drunk driving offence is accompanied with another charge. If drinking and driving result in a death or the police found drugs in your vehicle, the charges and penalties associated will increase. In such instances, it is crucial to hire an experienced criminal defence lawyer.
At Paquette Wilhelm Criminal Lawyers, our lawyers are committed to protecting your legal rights. We thoroughly examine the evidence and build a defence in favour of your interests based on the facts and circumstances of the incident. Drinking and driving can lead to a number of criminal offences, including:
Drinking and driving is accompanied with many expensive penalties. Some of them include hefty fines, probation, criminal record, increased auto insurance rates, loss of your driver’s licence, and mandatory installation of an ignition interlock device that must be paid for by you. If the alcohol level in your blood was over 80ppm, you face enhanced penalties. You may also lose your commercial driver’s licence (CDL) and your livelihood if your job involves driving.
Call us today to speak with one of our drinking and driving defence lawyers in Hamilton.