July 17, 2019
DUI: Tips from Professional Attorney Jonathan Lapid
Mississauga, Canada, Drunk Driving Defense
Jonathan Lapid — Attorney at Law
If you have been arrested for and charged with DUI in Mississauga, DO NOT underestimate the seriousness of the charges against you. DO NOT admit to anything or try to talk your way out of it.
DO be polite and DO contact the best DUI attorney.
Most Lawyers Charge Significantly More for Trial Work — I Almost Never Do As a lawyer, I have been defending the rights of people in Canada for more than 35 years. Over the course of that time, I have represented many individuals who were charged with drunk driving and I have helped them minimize the damage to their lives. As a result, I know that this is a frightening time and that you are probably wondering about things like the criminal penalties, the suspended driver’s license or the ignition interlock.
If you contact me to talk about your DUI case, I will do my best to answer these and any other questions you have. I do not charge a fee for the initial consultation or advice on a case, regardless of whether our conversation takes place over the phone or at my office. I also want to assure you that anything you tell me is absolutely confidential, even if I am not retained as your attorney.
What is the difference between DUI and DWI?
The short answer is that both charges are equally serious and carry matching punishments. The primary difference is that DUI is charged for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. This does not require a breath reading. Instead, the DUI charge deals with suspicion of driving while under the influence, according to the manner of driving, physical and mental symptoms of impairment, or verbal admissions.
By contrast, DWI is charged when Breathalyzer or blood alcohol test results measure .08 percent or greater within two hours of driving. It is not uncommon for prosecutors to file both of these charges along with any others they feel might stick.
Unlike most defense attorneys, I do not usually charge additional attorney fees if your case goes to trial.Jonathan Lapid — Attorney at Law