PEI Defence / Impaired Driving Lawyers

Impaired Driving

You have been charged with impaired driving or "over 0.08" and now your future and reputation are at risk. Did you know that Prince Edward Island courts have been cracking down on impaired drivers and if convicted, you could face amongst the harshest penalties for impaired driving in the country? Did you know that in almost all cases of impaired driving on Prince Edward Island when someone is convicted they face jail time? When you face "the system" don’t face it alone. You need an experienced and dedicated lawyer by your side. Your defence lawyer will be the only person in the courtroom on your side, defending your rights and fighting for you. Choosing your lawyer wisely is essential; your future is in their hands. If convicted in court of driving with an impaired driving offence, the following minimum direct consequences apply:

First offense: Jail time, a one year license suspension, $1200 fine;

Second offense: Three year license suspension, minimum 30 days imprisonment;

Third or greater offense: five year license suspension, minimum 90 day imprisonment

If your impaired driving causes bodily harm to others, you can face substantially stiffer consequences. Lengthy periods of jail time are not uncommon. This is not to mention the indirect consequences which individuals may face upon conviction such as: Loss of employment, thousands of dollars of increase in cumulative insurance premiums, travel restrictions, towing and impoundment fees, ignition interlock fees, and the stigma of having a criminal record.

Get the Legal Advice you Need

Just because you've been charged doesn't mean you're guilty! Lecky Quinn defends all charges related to drinking and driving, whether you've been charged with:

Impaired driving;

Driving "over 0.08";

Care and control of a motor vehicle while impaired by alcohol or drug;

Refusing to provide a sample;

Failing to provide a sample;

Dangerous driving.

All of these charges can be defended, and penalties mitigated, by a dedicated defence lawyer. Whether you've been pulled over by police or randomly stopped at a Prince Edward Island Checkstop, you need to know your rights before you proceed any farther. Many people feel lost, confused and upset thinking about what's to come. For many, it is the first time they've been charged with a criminal offence and they don't know where to turn or what to do next. Call Lecky Quinn today for a consultation. Let us stand by your side.