Impaired Driving

Impaired Driving (DUI) Charges

The consequences that come along with an impaired driving conviction can be hefty -- for you, for your loved ones, for your career, it can also affect various other aspects of your life. If you have been charged with impaired driving or driving under the influence (DUI), it might seem as though your life is over, but don’t worry, it isn’t. 

In Canada, drinking and driving is a criminal matter governed by the Criminal Code. There are some main charges that stem from driving under the influence, including “impaired driving”, “driving over 80” (or driving with concentration of alcohol in your blood exceeding the legal limit of 80 milligrams of alcohol in one hundred millilitres of blood), and “refusal to provide a breath sample”. If you have been charged with any of these, the most beneficial thing that you can do is speak to a lawyer with experience who regularly defends against such charges. 

There are many different defences possible against allegations of impaired driving. The specific defences available can vary depending on the situation.  For example; we may include questions related to the accuracy of the machine, a violation of constitutional rights, and many others. Most DUI and impaired driving convictions have the possibility of being reduced.  So even if you have been drinking, know there are some options available for you and the right legal team can help you find them. Even if you presume you are guilty, there may be some options available that you might not have thought of. Regardless of the facts, some pleas can lead to a lesser conviction. An experienced legal team, like ours, will be able to review your case and fight to get the right result for your case. 

Given the seriousness of a drinking and driving conviction, it is pertinent that you have a dedicated, results-driven team on your side to help you fight these charges. Michael Wendl is in your corner and will help you fight these charges. Michael Wendl has fought, and won, many impaired driving cases and can provide your case with the expertise necessary to execute a well prepared defence.

Get in touch with an experienced lawyer who can aid you in figuring out and fighting for your best defence. You can book an appointment to get a better idea of what options you may have available to you. Call (905) 526-1112 or complete the contact form to get started.


After speaking with a number of lawyers in the Hamilton area, Michael was the only one who actually listened to my case and recommended a clear plan of action. His compassion for his clients is something that cannot be matched. I would recommend the services of Michael Wendl to anyone looking for an excellent criminal lawyer. Terry, B. Burlington, ON


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