Common Questions

I’ve been charged with drinking and driving

Drinking and driving cases can be very complicated. The resources below provide information on the crimes you can be charged with under the federal Criminal Code and prohibitions you can receive under provincial law if you are accused of drinking and driving. They also provide information on how to defend yourself.

Good starting points include:

  • Drinking and Driving, from the Canadian Bar Association BC Branch, provides an overview of the charges for drinking and driving, what you must do, and what might happen.

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Last reviewed July 2017
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