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Consequences Of Impaired Driving Conviction In Ontario


Criminal CodeHighway Traffic Act
First OffenceMinimum 1 year driving prohibition
(maximum 3 years)Minimum $1000 finePossible jail term in aggravated situations
1 year licence suspensionRequired completion of Remedial Measures Program (“Back on Track”)Minimum 1 year ignition interlock licence condition upon reinstatement of licence
Second OffenceMinimum 2 year driving prohibition
(maximum 5 years)Minimum 30 days jail
3-year licence suspensionRequired completion of Remedial Measures Program (“Back on Track”)Minimum 3-year ignition interlock licence condition upon reinstatement of licence
Third OffenceMinimum 3 year (or more) driving prohibitionMinimum 120 days jailLifetime licence suspension (reducible to 10 years if certain requirements are met)Minimum 3 year ignition interlock licence condition upon reinstatement of licence
Further OffenceMinimum 3 year (or more) driving prohibitionMinimum 120 days jailLifetime 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. The possibility that your entry into the United States will be prohibited
  4. Horrendous increases in insurance rates for many years