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Common Questions

I’ve been charged with drinking and driving

Last reviewed in August 2018 by the Clicklaw Editors

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.

Good starting points include:

  • Drinking and Driving, from People's Law School, provides an overview of the charges for drinking and driving, what you must do, and what might happen.
  • LSLAP Manual: Motor Vehicle Law, from UBC Law Students' Legal Advice Program, includes a section on motor vehicle offences for drugs and alcohol.

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