Archive for February, 2010

When an MLA (Thornthwaite) gets charged with D.U.I., what should she do?

Wednesday, February 24th, 2010

What, if anything, does it say about DUI laws when a lawmaker is charged with it? And what should that lawmaker do if she finds herself in that position? While the World focuses on the last few days of the Olympics, one Vancouver politician will have to focus on how she will deal with being charged with impaired driving, and MADD’s calls for her resignation.

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Criminal Charges

Wednesday, February 24th, 2010

Have you been charged with a crime? Never Plead Guilty to any crime until you are fully informed about the charges your facing and the consequences of conviction.

Traffic Ticket

Wednesday, February 24th, 2010

If you have a traffic ticket, you might be tempted to plead guilty and get it over with. Don’t! Not until you know the consequences of a guilty plea. The fine could be the least of your worries. Almost every ticket carries demerit (or penalty) points. These points can affect your drivers licence and the amount of insurance you have to pay.

Drunk Driving? Talk to a lawyer!

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2010

In Canada it’s not against the law to drink and drive. It’s against the law to drink to much alcohol and drive. But how much is too much? You don’t have to be drunk to be convicted, and you can’t be convicted for simply drinking and driving. So what’s the story?

Drunk driving, D.U.I. (driving under the influence), and D.W.I. (driving while intoxicated) are all terms used to describe drinking and driving offenses. In Canada, the legally correct term is “impaired driving”. If you’ve been charged with impaired driving you need to get good, accurate information so that you can make an informed decision about what to do next. (more…)