Impaired Driving Lawyers in Winnipeg

Even a speeding charge might mean a substantial fine and can raise your insurance rates. Dangerous driving is a serious charge that can leave you with a criminal record and the loss of both your driver’s licence and auto insurance. You need the experienced impaired driving Winnipeg lawyers of Saheel Zaman Law Corporation to help bring about a favourable outcome for the entire range of traffic violations in Manitoba, including:

  • Speeding infractions
  • Seatbelt infractions
  • Careless driving
  • Driving while uninsured
  • Licence suspensions
  • Distracted driving
  • Using a cell phone or other handheld electronic device
  • Dangerous driving causing bodily harm
  • Impaired driving

If you need to fight charges for driving offences in Winnipeg, get in touch with us today.

What is Impaired Driving 

Impaired driving may result in fines, licence suspensions, permanent disqualification of your driver’s licence and a jail sentence. Manitoba takes impaired driving seriously and you should as well. Finding an experienced DUI lawyer in Winnipeg is essential to ensure your best interests are represented. At Saheel Zaman Law Corporation, we understand how such a serious driving offence can disrupt your daily routine and your ability to work.

 

As a trusted impaired driving lawyer in Winnipeg, Saheel Zaman Law Corporation fully explains the rules and procedures involved in your offence. It’s important to note that breathalyzer tests are not infallible and there are important factors to consider when preparing your defence.

 

Impaired driving charges come under the following names:

  • Driving impaired
  • Impaired driving
  • Drunk driving
  • Driving under influence
  • Drive over .08
  • Drive over 80

The above charges are most often accompanied by related charges of:

  • Refuse breathalyzer
  • Refuse to provide breath sample, etc.

Evidence of the Offence

When considering the evidence for the impaired driving offence in Winnipeg, the court considers the situation holistically. Most judges consider the below before making a decision:

  • Nature of your driving: erratic, abnormal or normal
  • Physical appearance: glossy, blood-shot, watery eyes, flushed face
  • Breather: the odour of alcohol
  • Speech: normal or slurred speech
  • Judgement: attentive, comprehensive or lost
  • Behaviour: Inappropriate or abusive, difficulty in walking, staggering or falling
  • Driving ability: motor control and eye-hand coordination
  • Documents: difficulty retrieving driver's licence and registration
  • Reaction time: normal or delayed

Every year approximately 1500 people are charged with an impaired driving offence in Winnipeg. Charge and conviction are two different things. Defending impaired driving charges is technical and complex by nature. A thorough and meticulous assessment of the evidence against the accused should be conducted to determine the possible defences.

Our Services

Our lawyers will be able to assist you with a range of driving offences in Winnipeg, including:

  • Driving while impaired
  • Driving with a blood alcohol concentration over .08
  • Refusal of a breathalyzer test
  • Impaired driving causing bodily harm or death

We also offer a range of other legal services in Winnipeg to help our clients. Contact us whenever in need.

Schedule a Free Initial Consultation

Don't try to navigate traffic court or the criminal justice system on your own. The criminal defence lawyers of Saheel Zaman Law Corporation are ready to help you 24 hours a day. Also call us to schedule a free initial consultation at 204-943-9922, or fill out our contact form for additional information.

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