Criminal Charges


Fight an Impaired Driving Charge


Even if you call it a DUI, DWI, or just Drunk Driving, X-Copper has experianced lawyers and the best pricing to handle all your Impaired Driving needs.

Having one too many alcoholic drinks before getting behind the wheel of a motor vehicle can have devastating consequences. You could be arrested, lose your driver’s licence, lose your job, face "high risk driver" insurance increases and possibly face imprisonment. All it takes is one impaired driving charge to change your life forever.

Penalties for Impaired Driving in Ontario

The minimum penalty for a first offence is:

  • Suspension of your driving privileges for one year
  • A fine of no less than $1,000
  • Participation in the "Back on Track" counseling program, at your own cost
  • Installation (at your own cost) of an Ignition Interlock system /alcohol screening device in your vehicle for one year.

The minimum penalty for a second offence is:

  • Driver's licence Suspension for three years (if the previous conviction was within 10 years)
  • Mandatory jail term of 30 days (minimum)
  • Participation in the "Back on Track" counseling program, at your own cost
  • Installation (at your own cost) of an Ignition Interlock system/alcohol screening device in your vehicle for three years

The Ontario Ministry of Transportation's "Back on Track" counseling program will cost you $578. You will be required to attend classes and undergo medical and psychological assessments throughout the program.

Penalties for Impaired Driving in Alberta

The minimum penalty for a first offence is:

  • Suspension of your driving privileges for one year
  • A fine of no less than $1,000
  • Participation in the "Planning Ahead" counseling program, at your own cost
  • Installation (at your own cost) of an Ignition Interlock system /alcohol screening device in your vehicle for one year.

The minimum penalty for a second offence is:

  • Driver's licence Suspension for three years (if the previous conviction was within 10 years)
  • Mandatory jail term of 30 days (minimum)
  • Participation in the "Impact" counseling program, at your own cost
  • Installation (at your own cost) of an Ignition Interlock system/alcohol screening device in your vehicle for three years

X-Copper fights impaired driving charges.

X-Copper employs criminal defence lawyers, paralegals and former police officers.  Our team of experienced legal professionals have successfully represented thousands of clients for drinking and driving related charges, as well as many other criminal offences.

X-Copper can help you see the light at the end of the tunnel. Our legal team will defend you and your rights to achieve the best possible outcome for your case. Contact X-Copper for a no obligation, free online quote, or call us at 1-888-XCOPPER.

X-Copper Reviews and Testimonials

Wednesday February 12, 2014
While travelling on business, I was arrested for drinking and driving. X-Copper bailed me out from jail the next day and helped me with my case. My Lawyer explained everything to my wife and I and we ... [Read More] ...I was very happy with the results. The costs were fair and the fees were explained to me up front. I would hire the Lawyers at X-Copper again if I ever get into any trouble. Thanks for everything. "
Timothy - Mississauga , Ontario
Mississauga Branch
Tuesday July 29, 2014
Excellent work. Michelle was very helpful in explaining the procedure to and she gave me a potential conclusion without overpromising. I was leaving the country and she said I didn’t need to do this a... [Read More] ...all charges were dropped and their fees were about the same as what the fine would have been, but no points and therefore, no increase in insurance. No-brainer to use their services, Thanks again. "
Mark - London , Ontario
London Branch