New laws that came into effect on December 18th, 2018 have changed the legal landscape and created new arguments. Canada’s impaired driving laws include mandatory minimum sentences. A conviction can dramatically change your life. Insurance costs will skyrocket, and your livelihood can be at risk. Defending people accused of these charges is a big part of my practice. Avoiding a criminal record usually means winning at trial. You need an experienced criminal defence lawyer to review your case before you decide whether to plead guilty or challenge the allegations in Court. In many circumstances, even if you blew over the legal limit, you can still avoid being convicted.