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There is a big difference between being investigated for a crime and being convicted of a crime. Just because an allegation has been made or a person has been arrested by police doesn't mean that they are guilty of a crime. In countries where there is a presumption of innocence, you aren't gulity until you've been proven guilty by a prosecutor after evidence has been submitted and accepted by a judge. People often are too quick to assume that a charge laid means that a conviction will automatically follow. A "conviction" refers to a formal finding by a judge that a person is guilty of the offence charged and that the judge has decided to enter a conviction.  



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See also: reciprocal agreements

See also: How long will impaired driving stay on my criminal background check?

See also: US citizen getting an impaired driving conviction in Canada? remedial program?

See also: pardon

See also: Subsequent Conviction

See also: how long between dwi charges does your loss of licence increase

See also: effective assistance of counsel

See also: licence for work

See also: can I get a work permit to drive?

See also: How do I get my licence back: restricted or hardship?

See also: insurance implications

See also: Ten dui charges

See also: conviction

See also: work in the U.S.A. with a Canadian DUI

See also: juvenile convictions

See also: Are Americans able to enter Canada that have been convicted of drunk driving in the US?

Links to legislation in International Referral Database:

Arizona : Arizona DUI Law

Arizona : Arizona Extreme DUI

Arizona : Arizona Felony DUI

British Columbia : Automatic suspension on conviction

California : California choice of tests

California : Penalties for DUI while Commiting a Concurrent Criminal Act

California : Refusal to Submit to Chemical Test

California : Suspension Upon Conviction

California : DUI Penalties

Colorado : Presumptions/Express Consent

Colorado : DUI Proceedure

Colorado : Colorado DUI Penalties

Colorado : Driving After You Lose Your Colorado License

Colorado : Getting Around the Interstate Compact

Florida : Florida's DUI Statute

Florida : Florida's DUI Statute

Indiana : Serious Bodily Injury

Indiana : Administrative License Suspension for refusal

Indiana : License suspension upon conviction

Indiana : Plea of guilty; informing defendant of right

Indiana : Death

Indiana : Operating While Intoxicated Causing Serious Bodily Injury

Indiana : OWI Class D Felony

Indiana : Operating While Intoxicated Felony

Missouri : . Notice of points--accumulation of points on conviction

Missouri : License not to be issued to whom, exceptions

Missouri : Request for Trial De Novo in a Missouri DUI / DWI / BAC or other drunk driving case

Missouri : Driving while revoked, penalty--imprisonment, mandatory, exception

Missouri : The administrative hearing standards for license suspension

Missouri : Five-Year Denials in a Missouri DUI / DWI / BAC or other drunk driving case

Missouri : Fines for Felonies in a Missouri DUI / DWI / BAC or other drunk driving case

Missouri : Drivers under the age of 21, "Abuse and Lose" in a Missouri DUI / DWI / BAC or other drunk driving case

Missouri : Expungement in a Missouri DUI / DWI / BAC or other drunk driving case

Missouri : Missouri Driver's License Point deductions in a Missouri DUI / DWI / BAC or other drunk driving case

Missouri : The definition of Driving While Intoxicated in a Missouri DUI / DWI / BAC or other drunk driving case

Missouri : Terms of Filing Administrative Hearing; Length of license suspension in a Missouri DUI / DWI / BAC or other drunk driving case

Missouri : The definition of Driving With Excessive Blood Alcohol Content in a Missouri DUI / DWI / BAC or other drunk driving case

Missouri : Prior/Persistent Offender Statute in a Missouri DUI / DWI / BAC or other drunk driving case

Missouri : Missouri "C&I" Careless and Imprudent Driving Statute

Missouri : Ten-Year Denials in a Missouri DUI / DWI / BAC or other drunk driving case

Missouri : Hardship/Limited Driving Privileges in a Missouri DUI / DWI / BAC or other drunk driving case

Missouri : Driver License Compact agreement between Missouri and other States

New Jersey : DWI in a School Zone

New Jersey : Refusal to submit to chemical test

New Jersey : Refusal

New Jersey : Driving while intoxicated

New Jersey : Driving while Suspended or Revoked

New Jersey : 39:4-50 Driving while intoxicated

New York : Penalties and Sanctions

New York : Suspension, Revocation, and Reissuance of Licenses and Registrations

New York : Operating while License or Privilege is Suspended or Revoked

New York : Driving After Consuming Alcohol: under 21 years old

New York : Seizure and Redemption of Unlawfully Operated Vehicles

New York : Suspension and Revocation of Commercial Driver's Licenses

New York : Facilitating Aggravated Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle

New York : Ignition Interlock Device Program

New York : Special Traffic Options Program

New York : Alcohol and Drug Rehabilitation Program

New York : Arrest and Testing

New York : Operating a Motor Vehicle while under the Influence of Alcohol or Drugs

New York : Operation while Registration or Privilege is Suspended or Revoked

New York : Suspensions and Revocations during Probationary Period

Ontario : Drive while Prohibited or Suspended Offence

Ontario : Offenders’ Accountability for Victims

Ontario : Penalty for Impaired, Over 80, Refuse

Ontario : Assault - Common Assault

Ontario : Fail to Stop for Police

Ontario : Dangerous Driving

Ontario : Reduction in Post-conviction Suspension with Interlock

Ontario : Inadmissibility to Canada for Criminal Conviction

Ontario : Drive Disqualified

Ontario : Application for a Record Suspension

Ontario : Failure or Refusal to Comply with a Demand

Ontario : Lookback Periods for Provincial Suspension

Ontario : Suspension of Licence for Impaired/Over 80

Ontario : Minimum Fine/Jail

Ontario : Driving Prohibition

Ontario : Fail to Stop at Scene of Accident

Ontario : Power to Stop by a Police Officer

Ontario : Automatic Suspension on Conviction in Reciprocating US State

Ontario : Careless Driving

Ontario : Automatic 90 Day Suspension when Charged with Over 80 or Refusal

Ontario : Trial Fairness and Disclosure

Ontario : Jury Trials

Ontario : Ignition Interlock Devices on Re-instatement After Suspension

Ontario : Re-instatement of Licence

Virginia : 2007 DUI Law in Virginia - Section 18.2-266 Va Code

Virginia : Refusal of tests; procedures

Virginia : Ignition interlock systems; penalty

Virginia : Probation, education and rehabilitation of person charged or convicted; person convicted under law of another state

Virginia : Driving motor vehicle, engine, etc., while intoxicated, etc.

Virginia : Penalty for driving while intoxicated; subsequent offense; prior conviction

Virginia : Virginia DUI/DWI 18.2-266 and Baby DUI 18.2-266.1


Virginia : Forfeiture of driver's license for driving while intoxicated.

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