How does a drug recognition expert’s evaluation work?

If your conduct raises suspicion, you may be assessed by an expert police officer trained in drug recognition. Under the law, the term “drug” used in drug-impaired driving is very broad. In impaired driving cases, this term includes not only … Read More

Reasons a police officer may ask you to pass a field sobriety test

If a police officer asks you to take a field sobriety test, there is likely a good reason. A mere whiff of alcohol on your breath is enough to give them reason to suspect the presence of alcohol in your … Read More

Is a random check by a police officer legal?

Have you ever been stopped by a police officer when you thought you were driving perfectly and your vehicle was in order? Whether it is a roadblock, a verification of your driver’s licence and proof of insurance, the physical condition … Read More

What is a charge of care and control of a motor vehicle while impaired?

The law prohibits the care and control of a vehicle while impaired, even if you are not driving it. Indeed, many people believe that sleeping in a vehicle while intoxicated is safe and not subject to criminal liability. Well, that’s … Read More

Fixed photo radars: an automatic acquittal in Quebec?

The answer to this question is not obvious. However, it can be said that Judge Cimon’s judgment [1] not only caused much ink to flow, but also set a precedent in this regard. This judgment withdraws from the prosecution fundamental … Read More

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How can a criminal record impact your private life?

Whether the court finds you guilty of an offence or you decide to plead guilty to the charge against you, be aware that the consequences aren’t limited to the short or medium term; they can be for life. Indeed, as … Read More

The consequences of impaired driving charges

Driving while impaired by alcohol, drugs, or even intense fatigue is a behavior that can put your safety and the safety of others at risk. For this reason, in Quebec, the Criminal Code and the Highway Safety Code impose severe … Read More