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Section 253(1)(a) and (b) of the Criminal Code of Canada prohibits the operation of a motor vehicle if a person has consumed alcohol in such a quantity that the concentration in the person’s blood exceeds eighty milligrams of alcohol in one hundred millilitres of blood. Such charges are often referred to as an “Over 80” charge.


There are many possible defenses to a charge of this nature. Issues may be raised regarding the proper functioning of the breath test device used, an officer's conduct during the investigation and arrest process, and whether an accused person had proper access to a lawyer. Every case is unique, and there may be many strategies your lawyer can pursue in order to defend charges of impaired driving. Cydney has dealt with many impaired driving cases, and you be confident that your matter will be handled with care and competence from start to finish.

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