Driving under the influence (DUI) is commonly called “drunk driving,” it refers to operating a motor vehicle while one’s blood alcohol content is above the legal limit set by statute, which supposedly is the level at which a person cannot drive safely. State statutes vary as to what that level is, but it ranges from .08 to .10. Driving on private property such as a parking lot is no defense, but sitting in a non-moving vehicle without the ignition on probably is (sometimes resulting in a charge of “drunk in and about a vehicle”). This is a misdemeanor and is variously referred to as DUI, driving while intoxicated (DWI), drunk driving, or a “deuce”.
When you’ve been caught drunk driving in Calgary, it can often make you feel hopeless, alone, or confused. Let Andrew Stewart guide you through this process and help take care of these issues. He is one of the top Defence Lawyers in Calgary and deals with many DUI cases.