Do You Need A Lawyer For A DUI?

by | Feb 21, 2024 | General | 0 comments

If you are facing an impaired driving by alcohol or by a drug charge, or a DUI, it is a serious matter that can significantly impact your life. Whether this is your first offence or you have been through this painful process before, understanding the possible consequences and navigating the legal system can be stressful and confusing. The true value of a skilled DUI lawyer is critical. Let’s discuss why great legal representation is extremely important in DUI cases.


Choosing the Right DUI Lawyer for Your Case

When it comes to defending yourself against a possible DUI conviction, not all lawyers are equal. Hiring the right DUI lawyer is a critical decision that can significantly vary the outcome of your case. Seasoned DUI lawyers can bring a wealth of knowledge about impaired driving law, a strong defence strategy, successful plea bargaining, and a winning track record.  This is where Kruse Law stands out.


Why Hire Kruse Law?

Kruse Law is led by Michael Kruse, a former Crown Prosecutor with over 35 years of criminal trial experience. Under Mike’s guidance, Kruse Law has become a leader in DUI and criminal defence in Ontario. The firm’s team of top criminal defence lawyers offers:

  • Decades of Combined Experience: Specializing in DUI and criminal cases and as  former criminal prosecutors,  Kruse Law’s lawyers have a profound understanding of both sides of the courtroom.
  • Personalized Attention: Every case is unique, and Kruse Law prides itself on treating clients with the respect and personalized strategy they deserve.
  • A Winning Track Record: With a focus on intense preparation, attention to detail, and innovative defences, Kruse Law has a reputation for achieving favorable outcomes for  their clients.


What to Expect In Criminal Court

When facing a DUI charge, you must abide by the complexities of the criminal court system. From initial appearances to possible trial, the court process is confusing and intimidating for a lay person.  Experienced DUI lawyers from Kruse Law can guide you through each step of your impaired driving charge, ensuring that your rights are protected and that you are fully informed of your options every step of the way.


Building a Strong Defence and Strategies of Skilled DUI Lawyers

A strong defence is the basis of successfully fighting DUI charges. Every defendant has a unique situation with specific facts and circumstances surrounding their case. Kruse Law’s team examines every detail of your case, from the legality of the traffic stop to the accuracy of the Intoxilyzer breath testing procedure, to build the strongest defence possible. Strategies may include challenging the credibility and reliability of the evidence, constitutional (i.e.,  Charter) arguments, exposing police technical and procedural  errors,  or negotiating for reduced non-criminal charges with the Crown. Kruse Law always aims to obtain the best possible outcome for their clients.


Cost Of Legal Fees and Your Best Interests

Investing in a skilled DUI lawyer is an investment in your future. While concerns about legal fees are understandable, the cost of not securing expert legal representation can far exceed your lawyer’s fees.  High fines, the possibility of a jail term, lengthy licence suspensions, travel restrictions, increased insurance rates, and potential job loss, and stigma in your community due to a criminal record, will have long-term impacts on you financially, socially and emotionally.



Do I really need a lawyer for a DUI charge?

Yes. The complexities of DUI law and the life altering consequences of a drunk driving or an impaired driving by a drug conviction, make it essential to have experienced legal representation. A skilled criminal defence lawyer can offer strategies and advice that significantly impact the outcome of your case.


How does Kruse Law handle DUI cases?

Kruse Law begins with a thorough review of your disclosure (i.e., the police reports and all the evidence against you),  coupled with analyzing  your version of events,  followed by hours of strategic planning and preparation to outline the best defence approach. They prioritize open and transparent communication, ensuring you are informed and involved at every step of the legal process.


Can Kruse Law help me avoid a criminal record?

While each case is unique, Kruse Law’s goal is always to minimize the impact of the charge on your life. This can include fighting for acquittals, or negotiating favourable plea deals for lesser non-criminal charges, such as careless driving under the Highway Traffic Act. If you decide to plead guilty to your charge,  Kruse Law can also negotiate with the Crown and advocate on your behalf in court to minimize   your sentence and avoid higher fines,  jail terms, probation, and lengthy licence suspensions.


Expert Legal Help Is The Best Defence

Securing expert legal advice is paramount in DUI cases. The right defence lawyer can make a significant difference in the outcome of your case by offering insights into plea bargaining, potential defences, navigating the intricacies of the legal process, and representing you to win your trial. Take advantage of Kruse Law’s free consultation and get the legal representation you need to fight your DUI case.

Ron Harper

Ron Harper

Ron Harper, owner of OTD Ticket Defenders Legal Services, is a former Ontario Prosecutor and Licensed Paralegal with over 40 years of experience in traffic offences.