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Consequences Of Impaired Driving Conviction In Ontario

Criminal CodeHighway Traffic Act
First Offence

Minimum 1 year driving prohibition
(maximum 3 years)

Minimum $1000 fine

Possible jail term in aggravated situations

1 year licence suspension

Required completion of Remedial Measures Program (“Back on Track”)

Minimum 1 year ignition interlock licence condition upon reinstatement of licence

Second Offence

Minimum 2 year driving prohibition
(maximum 5 years)

Minimum 30 days jail

3-year licence suspension

Required completion of Remedial Measures Program (“Back on Track”)

Minimum 3-year ignition interlock licence condition upon reinstatement of licence

Third Offence

Minimum 3 year (or more) driving prohibition

Minimum 120 days jail

Lifetime licence suspension (reducible to 10 years if certain requirements are met)

Minimum 3 year ignition interlock licence condition upon reinstatement of licence

Further Offence

Minimum 3 year (or more) driving prohibition

Minimum 120 days jail

Lifetime licence suspension
These penalties start at the time you are found guilty.

What Kruse Law’s impaired driving clients have to say:

Other Consequences Of Drunk Driving In Ontario

You Will Also Face

  1. Lengthy jail terms for cases causing bodily harm or death
  2. Criminal record
  3. The possibility that your entry into the United States will be prohibited
  4. Horrendous increases in insurance rates for many years
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