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Q: DUI in Canada ( Answered,   3 Comments )
Subject: DUI in Canada
Category: Miscellaneous
Asked by: gregarmy-ga
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Posted: 19 Oct 2006 15:11 PDT
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Question ID: 775160
I live in Mich,  on a trip to Canada I was stopped and ended up
getting an imparied driving, spent the night in jail.I have to go back
Dec. 7th to appear in court How does that effect my Mich. Drivers
licence?Is there reciprocity and what will happen to me in Mich.This
is my first offence
Subject: Re: DUI in Canada
Answered By: hummer-ga on 20 Oct 2006 04:35 PDT
Hi gregarmy,

"How does that effect my Mich. Drivers licence? Is there reciprocity
and what will happen to me in Mich."

Yes, there is reciprocity. The following websites give good overviews
(click on the link for full details) but you should retain a lawyer as
soon as possible.

"Under reciprocity accords, a New York State or Michigan driver's
licence will be suspended following a conviction in Ontario for
drinking and driving in Ontario."
Criminal record
"If you are convicted of drinking and driving, your fingerprints and
photographs will be retained by the RCMP in Ottawa. And if you're ever
pulled over again, your record may show up when police run a routine
Common Defences
 * Carter defence
 * Last drink defence
 * Right not to be arbitrarily detained
 * Right to be secure against unreasonable search and seizure
 * Right to counsel
 * Right to make full answer and defence
 * Right to trial within a reasonable time
Preparing a defence
"It is vital that you record the details surrounding a drinking and
driving charge as soon as possible. This information is crucial to
your defence. But disclose it only to your lawyer. If it falls into
the hands of authorities, the Crown could use it against you.
Do not discuss your alcohol consumption or any other information
surrounding your charge with anyone but your lawyer! Doing so could
undermine your defence."

DUI DWI: International Referral Database of DUI, DWI, Impaired and
Drunk Driving, Drinking and Driving, Lawyers & Attorneys

The usual penalty for a first DUI offence in Ontario, Canada is a fine.

Find attorneys and criminal law lawyers for a county or judicial
district in Ontario

The Ontario Impaired Driving Checklist
"This form is for use by persons who have recently been charged with a
drinking and driving offence. Use this form to make notes of what
happened and bring this form with you to your attorney or lawyer."

The Ontario Drinking Driver's Worksheet

I hope this helps. If you have any questions, please post a
clarification request and wait for me to respond before closing/rating
my answer.

Thank you,

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Subject: Re: DUI in Canada
From: steph53-ga on 19 Oct 2006 15:55 PDT
As far as I know, Canada and the US are reciprocating countries...

Subject: Re: DUI in Canada
From: gregarmy-ga on 19 Oct 2006 17:38 PDT
So what happens now in Mich?
Subject: Re: DUI in Canada
From: daniel2d-ga on 19 Oct 2006 20:48 PDT
Only convictions get reported.

Get an attorney in Canada who can represent you and go for something
less than a conviction, probation before judgement, community service,

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