Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs is no joke in Saskatchewan. If you've been charged with impaired driving, you need the team at Andrews Benko & Associates on your side. Impaired driving allegations can be very technical, so it is important to reach out to a criminal defence lawyer with experience representing clients who have been charged with impaired driving allegations. Charter rights are often at issue in impaired driving trials, and we will work to ensure yours are protected.
Impaired driving charges in Saskatchewan are considered a criminal offence, are very strictly prosecuted, and come with mandatory minimum penalties. Impaired driving charges range from more "minor" penalties like fines and license suspensions to serious criminal offences. The severity of your charge depends on both how much alcohol or drugs were in your system and whether anyone was hurt as a result of your actions. For a first offence, you will receive an immediate suspension of your license and a $1000 fine. Repeat offences come with harsher penalties, and depending on the severity of your circumstances, you could face up to 2 years in jail.
If you have been charged with impaired driving in Saskatchewan, the team at Andrews Benko & Associates can help. Whether it's your first offence or you have faced impaired driving charges before, we're ready to fight for you. Our criminal defence lawyers have decades of experience in impaired driving cases, and we will use this experience to build a strong defence for you. Contact us today.