Can voluntary intoxication be used as a defence?

Can voluntary intoxication be used as a defence? In criminal law cases, the accused will sometimes mention that he or she was under the influence of alcohol or drugs at the time of the events. However, although voluntary intoxication is a defence recognized under the Criminal Code, it cannot be...

How does impaired driving affect the price of your insurance?

How does impaired driving affect the price of your insurance? Driving while impaired is illegal. At the same time, some careless or reckless drivers still choose to drive while exceeding the legal limit of 80 mg of alcohol per 100 ml of blood. Besides criminal charges, how can drunk driving...

How to apply for a pardon if convicted of DUI

How to apply for a pardon if convicted of DUI Being convicted of a DUI inevitably leaves a mark. Not only a physical and emotional one, but a criminal record that can follow you all your life. However, after meeting all the conditions, you can apply for a pardon that...

How to obtain a restricted driver’s licence

How to obtain a restricted driver’s licence What a pleasure having a driver’s license! In addition to offering a degree of freedom of movement, a driver’s licence enables the driver to use their vehicle to drive to and from work. On the other hand, driver’s licences are not permanent. In...

How does a repeat drunk driving offence affect your criminal record?

How does a repeat drunk driving offence affect your criminal record? Drunk driving destroys lives. Nevertheless, some people still choose to drive after consuming alcohol. Worse still, others persist even after a first arrest for impaired driving. When this happens, what are the consequences of recidivism for drinking and driving...

What are the penalties for driving under the influence of cannabis?

What are the penalties for driving under the influence of cannabis? Like any drug, cannabis produces effects on the brain that can impair an individual’s ability to drive. Decreased alertness, altered distance perception, reduced reaction time, poor coordination, etc. When you use cannabis and drive, you risk your life and...

How to defend yourself against an identity fraud charge

How to defend yourself against an identity fraud charge Receiving a criminal sanction is never a pleasure. However, the purpose of the following article is to make you aware that it is still better to assume the consequences of your actions, especially when you commit an offence under the Highway...