Ontario Criminal and DUI Lawyers
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Consequences of Impaired Driving Conviction in Ontario

  Criminal Code Highway 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


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. Very real probability that your entry into the United States will be prohibited
  4. Horrendous increases in insurance rates for many years