Driving at or over .08 in Saskatchewan is a serious charge that is not taken lightly. To defend against these charges, you need the help of a skilled criminal defence lawyer who knows how to build your case so that you get the best possible outcome. We will work closely with you to develop a plan for your defence and ensure that your rights are protected.
Driving over .08 is a criminal offence in Saskatchewan, but it is a separate offence from impaired driving. To be convicted, the police must prove that your blood alcohol content was over the legal limit. It does not matter whether you were impaired while driving. All that matters is that your blood alcohol content was above .08. The police will try to prove this through breathalyzers or blood samples. If convicted, you will face a mandatory minimum penalty of one year's driving prohibition and a $1000 fine for a first offence. If it is not your first offence, you could lose your license for three years and face up to 120 days in jail.
The lawyers at Andrews Benko & Associates have decades of experience in defending clients facing criminal charges, including driving offences such as driving at or over .08. Our criminal defence team will use their knowledge of the law and criminal justice system to help you defend against these charges. If you have been charged with driving at or over .08, contact us today.