Ontario Breathalyzer Refusal Lawyers
Refusing to provide a breath sample is a crime in Ontario and elsewhere in Canada. While these cases may seem cut and dried, in that you either perform the test or you don't - there may still be other legal and factual issues that could result in the dismissal of the charge.
At the Impaired Driving Defence Centre, we represent people who have been charged with refusing to provide a breath test sample, refusing to perform a roadside test, impaired driving, driving over 80 and other crimes. Our lawyers have the experience, knowledge and determination needed to succeed in these cases, and they have achieved notable results in numerous cases. The Impaired Driving Defence Centre will provide you with vigorous representation at every stage of the legal process.
Defending You Every Step of the Way
If you are charged with refusal to provide a breath sample, there may be one or more legal or factual issues that could produce a good result for you. Our Toronto breath test refusal lawyers will examine all aspects of your case. Your statements and video evidence may reveal issues that could result in a dismissal of the charge. These include:
- Denial of Charter rights - including rights to counsel and rights to translation services
- Medical defences - such as limited lung capacity or psychological issues that prevent you from performing the test
- The behaviour of the Breathalyzer machine operator and other officers in the police station
- Failure of the police to begin the test promptly
- Failure of the police to offer you a last opportunity to perform the test
- Lack of reasonable suspicion for the police to stop you
Penalties for Refusing to Blow
The penalties for refusing to provide a breath sample in Ontario are harsh. They include a fine, loss of your driver's license for a year, mandatory alcohol counselling and sharply higher insurance rates. In addition, you will have a criminal record. You cannot afford anything less than strong and effective representation.
The Impaired Driving Defence Centre will assertively advocate for you, seeking the best possible outcome in your situation.
Contact our firm for a no-charge, 30-minute consultation about your case.