Mississauga dui lawyer DUI D.U.I.: driving under the influence in Mississauga, Canada

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If you are charged in Mississauga, Ontario with a DUI you are facing a criminal charge that is very serious. You can expect the authorities to prosecute you vigourously for the DUI. Crown Attorneys are given directives from the Attorney General to prosecute these  Mississauga DUI matters with as much effort as they can if they have a reasonable prospect of conviction.

The words dui laws, DUI law, D.U.I, and "driving under the influence", are used by a DUI lawyer and DUI attorney in  United  States DUI Law. The expression "DUI lawyer" is not found in the Criminal Code of Canada. Canadians use terminology other than DUI or "driving under the influence". In Mississauga, Ontario we use the words "impaired driving" or "impaired operation", or "impaired care or control" but not "driving under the influence" or "driving under impairment". In Mississauga, one of the largest cities in the Greater Toronto Area, it is any impairment by alcohol or a drug of one's ability to operate a motor vehicle combined with operation that is forbidden, not "driving under impairment" or "driving under the influence" (DUI). It is also a "DUI" criminal offence in Canada to drive having more than 80 milligrams of alcohol per 100 mls of blood whether one's ability to drive is "influenced" (DUI) or not . 

Canada has two main substantive DUI law criminal offences that require the assistance of a DUI lawyer:

  1. impaired operation or care or control,

  2. over 80 operation or care or control

Section 253. Every one commits an offence who operates a motor vehicle or vessel or operates or assists in the operation of an aircraft or of railway equipment or has the care or control of a motor vehicle, vessel, aircraft or railway equipment, whether it is in motion or not,

(a) while the person's ability to operate the vehicle, vessel, aircraft or railway equipment is impaired by alcohol or a drug; or

(b) having 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.

Impaired operation or care or control in Mississauga, Canada includes operation or care or control of a motor vehicle, vessel, or aircraft while one's ability to operate is impaired by alcohol or a drug to any degree of impairment. This DUI offence is proven by evidence of bad driving and various indicia of impairment observed such as slurred speech, difficulty with standing walking turning, red glassy glossy bloodshot eyes, dilated pupils, odor odour of an alcoholic beverage, complexion flushed face, and performance on physical tests.

The DUI offence of excess blood alcohol or over 80 is usually proven by breath tests that determine blood alcohol concentration using and approved instrument such as a Breathalyzer 900 900A or Intoxilyzer 5000C. Blood tests are used in DUI cases where breath tests are not practical to provide evidence of blood alcohol concentration.

Both Canadian DUI offences are federal criminal law offences. The Crown Attorney at Brampton (who prosecutes Mississauga dui charges) can prosecute a DUI in either of two ways. DUI offences are hybrid offences in Canada. The Crown may prosecute a DUI offence by indictment (roughly similar to a US felony DUI) or they may prosecute a DUI offence by summary conviction (roughly similar to a US misdemeanor). The local Mississauga Crown Attorney must elect whether to proceed with the D.U.I. by indictment or by summary conviction. Until he or she elects, the DUI offence is deemed to be prosecuted by indictment. Most Canadian DUI offences are prosecuted by summary conviction.

The usual penalty for a first DUI offence in Canada is a fine. The minimum second DUI offence penalty is 30 days in jail. The minimum penalty for a third DUI is 120 days in jail. There is always a DUI driving prohibition and the local province will suspend a DUI offender's driver's licence.

If a US citizen or other non-Canadian citizen is convicted of a DUI offence in the USA or a dui offence in any country other than Canada, the DUI offender will be inadmissible to Canada on grounds of criminality, unless rehabilitated, because the DUI offence is deemed to be a Canadian DUI offence and all Canadian DUI offences are deemed indictable (similar to a US felony - see above) unless the Crown has elected to proceed with the DUI offence by summary conviction (which will never have happened because the DUI offense occurred outside Canada. The situation will be different if the DUI offence occurs in Canada and the Crown elects to proceed by summary conviction which they normally do.

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DUI, D.U.I., or driving under the influence is, however, an important concept used in the United States. For more detailed DUI legal information click on one of the links below:

Alabama DUI 

DUI in Alabama  

D.U.I. in Alabama  

Alabama D.U.I.

Alabama dui

DUI AL

D.U.I. AL

Alaska DUI 

DUI in Alaska  

D.U.I. in Alaska  

Alaska D.U.I.

Alaska dui

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D.U.I. AK

Alberta DUI 

DUI in Alberta  

D.U.I. in Alberta  

Alberta D.U.I.

Alberta dui

DUI AB

D.U.I. AB

Arizona DUI 

DUI in Arizona  

D.U.I. in Arizona  

Arizona D.U.I.

Arizona dui

DUI AZ

D.U.I. AZ

Arkansas DUI 

DUI in Arkansas  

D.U.I. in Arkansas  

Arkansas D.U.I.

Arkansas dui

DUI AR

D.U.I. AR

British Columbia DUI 

DUI in British Columbia  

D.U.I. in British Columbia  

British Columbia D.U.I.

British Columbia dui

DUI BC

D.U.I. BC

California DUI 

DUI in California  

D.U.I. in California  

California D.U.I.

California dui

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Colorado DUI 

DUI in Colorado  

D.U.I. in Colorado  

Colorado D.U.I.

Colorado dui

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Connecticut DUI 

DUI in Connecticut  

D.U.I. in Connecticut  

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Connecticut dui

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D.U.I. CT

Delaware DUI 

DUI in Delaware  

D.U.I. in Delaware  

Delaware D.U.I.

Delaware dui

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District of Columbia DUI 

DUI in District of Columbia  

D.U.I. in District of Columbia  

District of Columbia D.U.I.

District of Columbia dui

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England DUI 

DUI in England  

D.U.I. in England  

England D.U.I.

England dui

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Florida DUI 

DUI in Florida  

D.U.I. in Florida  

Florida D.U.I.

Florida dui

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Georgia DUI 

DUI in Georgia  

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Hawaii DUI 

DUI in Hawaii  

D.U.I. in Hawaii  

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Hawaii dui

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Idaho DUI 

DUI in Idaho  

D.U.I. in Idaho  

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Illinois DUI 

DUI in Illinois  

D.U.I. in Illinois  

Illinois D.U.I.

Illinois dui

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Indiana DUI 

DUI in Indiana  

D.U.I. in Indiana  

Indiana D.U.I.

Indiana dui

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Iowa DUI 

DUI in Iowa  

D.U.I. in Iowa  

Iowa D.U.I.

Iowa dui

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Kansas DUI 

DUI in Kansas  

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Kentucky DUI 

DUI in Kentucky  

D.U.I. in Kentucky  

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Louisiana DUI 

DUI in Louisiana  

D.U.I. in Louisiana  

Louisiana D.U.I.

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Maine DUI 

DUI in Maine  

D.U.I. in Maine  

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Manitoba DUI 

DUI in Manitoba  

D.U.I. in Manitoba  

Manitoba D.U.I.

Manitoba dui

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Maryland DUI 

DUI in Maryland  

D.U.I. in Maryland  

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Massachusetts DUI 

DUI in Massachusetts  

D.U.I. in Massachusetts  

Massachusetts D.U.I.

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Michigan DUI 

DUI in Michigan  

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Minnesota DUI 

DUI in Minnesota  

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Mississippi DUI 

DUI in Mississippi  

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Missouri DUI 

DUI in Missouri  

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Montana DUI 

DUI in Montana  

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Nebraska DUI 

DUI in Nebraska  

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Nevada DUI 

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New Brunswick DUI 

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New Hampshire DUI 

DUI in New Hampshire  

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New Jersey DUI 

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New Mexico DUI 

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New York DUI 

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Newfoundland DUI 

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North Carolina DUI 

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North Dakota DUI 

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Northwest Territories DUI 

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Nova Scotia DUI 

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Nunavut DUI 

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Ohio DUI 

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Oklahoma DUI 

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Ontario DUI 

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Oregon DUI 

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Pennsylvania DUI 

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Prince Edward Island DUI 

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Quebec DUI 

DUI in Quebec  

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Quebec dui

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Rhode Island DUI 

DUI in Rhode Island  

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Rhode Island D.U.I.

Rhode Island dui

DUI RI

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Saskatchewan DUI 

DUI in Saskatchewan  

D.U.I. in Saskatchewan  

Saskatchewan D.U.I.

Saskatchewan dui

DUI SK

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South Carolina DUI 

DUI in South Carolina  

D.U.I. in South Carolina  

South Carolina D.U.I.

South Carolina dui

DUI SC

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South Dakota DUI 

DUI in South Dakota  

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South Dakota D.U.I.

South Dakota dui

DUI SD

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Tennessee DUI 

DUI in Tennessee  

D.U.I. in Tennessee  

Tennessee D.U.I.

Tennessee dui

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Texas DUI 

DUI in Texas  

D.U.I. in Texas  

Texas D.U.I.

Texas dui

DUI TX

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Utah DUI 

DUI in Utah  

D.U.I. in Utah  

Utah D.U.I.

Utah dui

DUI UT

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Vermont DUI 

DUI in Vermont  

D.U.I. in Vermont  

Vermont D.U.I.

Vermont dui

DUI VT

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Virginia DUI 

DUI in Virginia  

D.U.I. in Virginia  

Virginia D.U.I.

Virginia dui

DUI VA

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Washington State DUI 

DUI in Washington State  

D.U.I. in Washington State  

Washington State D.U.I.

Washington State dui

DUI WA

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West Virginia DUI 

DUI in West Virginia  

D.U.I. in West Virginia  

West Virginia D.U.I.

West Virginia dui

DUI WV

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Wisconsin DUI 

DUI in Wisconsin  

D.U.I. in Wisconsin  

Wisconsin D.U.I.

Wisconsin dui

DUI WI

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Wyoming DUI 

DUI in Wyoming  

D.U.I. in Wyoming  

Wyoming D.U.I.

Wyoming dui

DUI WY

D.U.I. WY

Yukon DUI 

DUI in Yukon  

D.U.I. in Yukon  

Yukon D.U.I.

Yukon dui

DUI YT

D.U.I. YT