DUI DWI: International Referral

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Data is available for the following states: 

Colorado,  Ontario, 

 

Information for Colorado

Jim  Forslund

Law Office of James C. Forslund

3780 S. Broadway
EnglewoodCO

303-761-6067

 

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1. Current PER SE limits: .05 is only a presumption of being impaired to the slightest degree

Adult drivers, 21 & over .05 & .1
Under-21 drivers .02
Commercial drivers  .04

.05 is only a presumption of being impaired to the slightest degree

Link to Criminal Statute

 

2.  Does this state or province have any form of administrative license
revocation/suspension for an arrested driver testing ABOVE the applicable legal limit?: 

Yes. Three months of absolutly no driving for a first offense. One year for a second revocation.

Does this state have any form of administrative suspension or revocation on arrest for REFUSING to be tested?:

Yes. One year of absolutely no driving.

 

3.  What is the applicable "look-back" period in your state or province (i.e., the number of years your state will look for prior DUI/DWI convictions to INCREASE mandatory punishments?  Typically, these are 5, 7 or 10 year "lookbacks", but some are shorter or longer.)  Georgia is 5 years.  Florida and South Carolina are 10 years, etc.

Lifetime!

Link to Suspension Statute

 

4.  Does this state or province permit or not permit JURY trials (please
provide any details about WHEN the right to jury trial attaches---e.g.,
second, third, fourth offense within X years because these are felonies,
etc.)

Jury trials in most cases. State has a right to jury trial, too.

 

5. Reciprocal Suspensions: Does this state or province suspend licences for persons convicted in other states or provinces and if so which states or provinces?

Sometimes.

Link to Reciprocal Suspension Statute

 

 

Information for Ontario

Stephen  Biss

<a href="http://www.lawyers.ca">Stephen R. Biss, Barrister & Solicitor</a>

470 Hensall Circle, Suite 303 (near Cawthra and Dundas)
MississaugaON

905-273-33221-877-273-3322

 

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1. Current PER SE limits: 80 mg/100 ml is the limit under the Criminal Code of Canada, 50 mg/100 ml will result in a 12 hour suspension under the Highway Traffic Act, novice drivers must have 0% under the HTA

Adult drivers, 21 & over 80 mg/100 ml (50 mg/100 ml results in 12 hr suspend)
Under-21 drivers 80 mg/100 ml (limits of 00 for novice drivers)
Commercial drivers  80 mg/100 ml

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Link to Criminal Statute

 

2.  Does this state or province have any form of administrative license
revocation/suspension for an arrested driver testing ABOVE the applicable legal limit?: 

Yes

Does this state have any form of administrative suspension or revocation on arrest for REFUSING to be tested?:

Yes

 

3.  What is the applicable "look-back" period in your state or province (i.e., the number of years your state will look for prior DUI/DWI convictions to INCREASE mandatory punishments?  Typically, these are 5, 7 or 10 year "lookbacks", but some are shorter or longer.)  Georgia is 5 years.  Florida and South Carolina are 10 years, etc.

10 years for priors after September 1993

Link to Suspension Statute

 

4.  Does this state or province permit or not permit JURY trials (please
provide any details about WHEN the right to jury trial attaches---e.g.,
second, third, fourth offense within X years because these are felonies,
etc.)

Rarely. No Jury Trial unless Crown proceeds by indictment in a serious case.

 

5. Reciprocal Suspensions: Does this state or province suspend licences for persons convicted in other states or provinces and if so which states or provinces?

New York and Michigan plus all Canadian provinces

Link to Reciprocal Suspension Statute

 

 

 

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