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Ontario DUI and Drunk Driving News

Windsor DUI Lawyer

We have compiled the latest news articles involving drunk driving investigations and arrests in Windsor and throughout Ontario. If you have been arrested for impaired driving and you would like more information about your legal rights, please contact us.


Your Right to Trial Within a Reasonable Time

Brian Ducharme February 13, 2013

When you decide to fight your DUI charge, the government has a duty to have your trial completed within 8-9 months, as stated in the Charter of Rights and Freedoms. Many times however, a trial may experience delays for a number of reasons, prolonging the amount of emotional and often financial stress on the defendant as a result.


Pleading Guilty to DUI Is Never a Solution

Brian Ducharme October 23, 2012

In 2010, the province of Ontario implemented the new Ignition Interlock Program, designed to entice first time offenders to plead guilty to their DUI charges, instead of going to trial to fight the conviction.   The aim is to keep the increasing number of these cases from congesting the courts.


Windsor One of the Worst Speed Trap Locations in North America

The Windsor Star August 29, 2012

Windsor has hit the radar of angry drivers everywhere  as one of North America’s top three hot spots for police speed traps. A poll by the National Motorists Association, a U.S. driver’s rights group, reveals Windsor is the continent’s third “worst speed trap location” among cities with more than 50,000 people.


MADD Targets Impaired Boat Operators in Windsor and Essex County

Brian Ducharme May 18, 2012
For many years, MADD has advocated through legislation and community awareness to eliminate drunk driving. Now, the organization's goals have broadened. MADD announced on Friday that it would expand its campaign to drunk drivers of boats and other watercraft.


The Cost of DUIs: Taxis Never Looked So Sensible

Law Times May 16, 2011
What does it cost to plead guilty to a drinking and driving offence? It’s going to be easily $20,000 or more if your client wants to be back on the road as soon as possible. A Criminal Mind with Rosalind Conway When a new client walks in the door and you’re discussing the cost of going to trial or pleading guilty, it’s vital to review the many consequences of being found guilty. Here’s some basic advice, then, for a first-time offender in Ontario charged with impaired by alcohol, over 80 or refusing or failing to provide a breath sample.
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