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Drinking and driving is NOT illegal in Canada! We do NOT have a "zero tolerance" policy in Canada for drinking and driving. This leaves a lot of grey area. For example, you have a couple of glasses of wine with dinner and then drive home. Are you committing an offence? The law says you are only committing an offence if your ability to drive is impacted by those glasses of wine OR if your blood alcohol level is 0.08 or higher – the law has drawn a line in the sand that isn't clear.
You have defences available to you. Whether you've been charged with impaired driving, over 0.08 or both, do not plead guilty. Impaired driving and over 0.08 are very technical charges to prosecute and defend. You have defences that are available to you that will not seem readily apparent. Only a lawyer who specializes in impaired driving (DUI) law will be able to advise you of your options.