After being stopped and arrested for impaired driving in Ottawa, knowing what is involved is important and can help ease your fears about the process. You may have questions about your driver’s license, your criminal record and whether you will face large fines and jail time.
At Engel & Associates, we can help to defend your rights if you have been stopped for impaired driving or a related charge in Ontario. Our lawyers have achieved countless victories for our clients who have been charged with these offences by getting the consequences minimized or reduced.
One of the most common concerns about an impaired driving arrest is whether appearing in court is mandatory. After being charged, the first court date will generally be in two weeks. This is only a first appearance. A trial date will be set for later on. In most cases, one of our lawyers will be able to appear in court for you during the first appearance.
While the process is going on, we will be happy to answer your questions and explain issues such as employment concerns, driving privileges, car impoundment, mandatory minimum sentencing guidelines, fines and your criminal record.