Impaired / Over 80mg Dangerous Driving Causing Bodily Harm Lawyers Greater Toronto Area (GTA)
If you were charged with impaired, over 80mg, or dangerous driving causing bodily harm in the Greater Toronto Area, contact a GTA criminal lawyer immediately.
Defending You Against the Impaired, Over 80mg, Dangerous Driving Causing Bodily Harm Charge in the GTA
The Criminal Code of Canada recognizes several different types of DUI charges, but the most serious ones are impaired driving and over 80mg causing bodily harm or death.
Canadian courts impose harsher penalties on defendants convicted of DUI and dangerous operation charges causing bodily injury or death. The consequences of impaired driving, over 80mg, or dangerous driving causing bodily harm are more severe than a simple offence where no one gets hurt.
That’s why you should contact a GTA criminal lawyer to defend you against the DUI or dangerous driving causing bodily harm charge. Our lawyers at Lawyers From The Six will make use of every defence available to fight for the best possible outcome in your case.
Impaired, Over 80mg, and Dangerous Driving Causing Bodily Harm Charges
If you caused bodily harm in the commission of a criminal offence, you could be charged with any of the following crimes depending on the circumstances of your case:
- You could be charged with impaired driving causing bodily harm if you caused a motor vehicle accident resulting in another person’s bodily injury as a result of impairment by alcohol or drug use.
- You could face the over 80mg charge causing bodily harm if your impairment led to a traffic accident resulting in someone else’s injury and the blood or breath test showed that your BAC level exceeded 80 mg of alcohol per 100 mL of blood.
- You can be charged with dangerous operation causing bodily harm if you operate a conveyance (a motor vehicle) in a manner that exposes the public to danger and someone suffers a bodily injury because of your dangerous driving.
Our criminal defence lawyers at Lawyers From The Six are committed to helping you avoid significant penalties for what may be nothing more than a simple motor vehicle accident.
What are the penalties for criminal offences causing bodily harm?
Under the Criminal Code of Canada, the punishment for dangerous operation, impaired driving, and over 80mg causing bodily harm is the same for all three offences. Penalties for the charges are:
- Minimum penalties. A $1,000.00 fine for a first offence, imprisonment for 30 days for a second offence, or 120 days in jail for each subsequent offence.
- Maximum penalties. Up to 14 years’ imprisonment if the offence is prosecuted by indictment or no more than two years’ less a day if charged with a summary conviction offence.
What are the penalties for dangerous operation?
If convicted of dangerous operation pursuant to Section 320.13 of the Criminal Code, you could face the following penalties:
However, you will face a greater punishment if charged with dangerous operation that causes bodily harm or death:
- Bodily harm. If someone was injured due to your dangerous operation of a conveyance, you could face incarceration for up to 14 years (indictment) or two years’ less a day (summary conviction) in addition to fines. The severity of the punishment also depends on whether it’s your first, second, or subsequent offence.
- Death. The minimum penalties are the same as for dangerous operation causing bodily injury upon conviction. The maximum penalty, however, is life imprisonment.
In addition to incarceration and fines, you could face a suspension of a driver’s licence, increased insurance premiums rates, probation, and other penalties. Other forms of punishment may apply if you were found guilty of careless driving in Ontario:
Schedule a free initial consultation with our dangerous operation lawyers at Lawyers From The Six to review your case and help you fight the charges, clear your record, and avoid the penalties.