Third Offense Impaired Driving

Yarshenko & Heidinger

Trusted Defense for DUI, DWI, Impaired Driving, Drunk Driving in Saskatoon

The Criminal Code considers impaired driving, exceed .08 and refusing/failure to provide a breath sample (commonly referred to as drunk driving, DUI or DWI) the same.

If you are facing a third offense (or more) in respect to the drinking and driving laws Saskatchewan is subject to, then you will be facing the most severe consequences. The professionals at Yarshenko & Heidinger can help you get back on track, call us – 1-306-988-2050.

We have the proven track record and related experience to effectively and skillfully defend drunk driving charges. We can help protect your rights in a DUI arrest by:

  • Challenging the methods for determining sobriety
  • Questioning the legality of the traffic stop
  • Using expert toxicologist’s testimony, when appropriate, to refute the Crown’s evidence
  • Cross-examining witness testimony, questioning the police investigation and their procedures

Although impaired driving arrests often concern drinking and driving, it is possible that other illegal substances, chemicals, or conditions might play a factor in impairing your ability to operate a motor vehicle. Our specialized DUI attorneys understand how to defend drunk driving. Don’t let your drunk driving charges ruin your life; call Yarshenko & Heidinger today and see how we can help you navigate the criminal process, potentially convince the Crown to withdraw your charges or minimize your consequences.

Information on .04 Blood Alcohol Content to .08 Blood Alcohol Content

A third offense of being caught with a blood alcohol content (BAC) of .04 to .08 will incur the following consequences:

  • 7-day vehicle seizure
  • Mandatory Impact course
  • 30-day license suspension

In addition to these penalties, you will also be required to pay for all towing and impounding fees and cover all the costs of having your car sit in the impound lot. You must also be aware that there are fees for any mandatory programs and the augmented car insurance premiums, among many others.

Third Offense DUI with Over .08 Blood Alcohol Content in Saskatchewan

The consequences for providing a breath sample greater than .08 blood alcohol content are:

  • 7-day vehicle seizure
  • 10-year mandatory ignition interlock program, upon conviction
  • Sustained license suspension, until criminal charges have been resolved

If you have had two previous convictions for a drinking and driving related offence, then you will likely be required to serve a prison sentence in the event you are convicted of a third offence. The length of the sentence you may receive will vary and may depend on any previous criminal record and/or other related convictions. Having the impaired driving lawyers at Yarshenko & Heidinger on your side can make all the difference. We can help you prepare a defense so you can potentially secure your freedom and get your license back or attempt to get the minimum penalties if there is no viable defence.

The DUI Defense Team at Yarshenko & Heidinger Can Protect Your Rights in Saskatoon

A team of trusted drinking and driving defense attorneys can help you get back on track by limiting the negative effects on your life. A third offense impaired driving charge and/or refusal charge can have long lasting results, call us to make sure you have the defense you need – 1-306-988-2050.