Thread: Confirmed with Link: Ondrej Pavelec DUI
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07-16-2012, 05:27 PM
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Le Golie
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Originally Posted by Puckschmuck View Post
No, I know you are a lawyer, and I thank you for explaining it to me. But people that I know aren't aware of the additional Federal laws that may accompany any sentances. They are only aware of Provincial laws. No one talks about the 0.08 Federal limit; only the 0.05 Provincial limit. In my world, anything over 0.05, be it Provincial or Federal, and you are screwed.
The difference is what is 'criminal' and what is a highway traffic offence. It's a crime to drive over .08 anywhere in Canada.

If there are provincial laws for .05, you could get a fine and/or temporary suspension but you aren't commiting a 'crime' and you won't have a criminal record.

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