Manitoba DUI Lawyers

Manitoba DUI Lawyer

In Canada, DUI is not simply DUI.

The drink-driving laws here are among the harshest in the world – and there are numerous complexities with DUI charges that make it confusing for those accused.

Often, for drivers charged with impaired driving or driving over the limit, it is the first time they set foot in a police station. This intimidating experience can cause them to say and do things that harm their case.

The consequences of a conviction for impaired driving or driving at or over 08 charges anywhere in Canada stretch far beyond a fine and a driving ban. The resulting criminal charge will follow you for the rest of your life.

Alan Pearse defends the rights and freedoms of those accused of DUI from his offices in Manitoba.

He has been practicing law since 2000 and the vast majority of his work is on DUI cases – he has even published a book on the subject. Call 1-204-333-3997 to speak with Mr. Pearse now.


Accepting a DUI charge and thinking that you will get away with a fine and a short driving ban is generally wishful thinking.

The consequences can be far more serious – especially if you have a prior conviction.

Alan Pearse is one of the most experienced DUI lawyers in Manitoba and has successfully defended the following types of cases:

Impaired driving

You do not need to be over the legal limit to be charged with a criminal driving offence in Manitoba.

If a police officer suspects you of being under the influence of alcohol or drugs and this has impaired your operation of a motor vehicle to any extent, you can be charged with impaired driving (Canada’s equivalent to DUI).

Because of the highly interpretive nature of these offences, it is important to get legal assistance from an experienced DUI lawyer like Alan Pearse.

Driving at or Over 08

Driving over 0.08 (also called “over 80”) is when you are accused of having over 80 mg of alcohol per 100 ml of blood in your system.

Alan Pearse has years of experience in calling into doubt the evidence presented by the prosecution in such cases in Manitoba.

Cases are generally very technical, often hinging on the equipment used to measure blood alcohol concentration or the level of prohibited drugs in a driver’s system. The equipment is can be faulty or poorly calibrated and can be called into question by an experienced DUI attorney.

Refusal or failure

The consequences for refusing or failing to provide a breath or blood sample on demand from a law enforcement officer in Manitoba are just as dire as if you were convicted of DUI.

This is surprising for some drivers, who may have been advised wrongly or be working off old information.

The hard reality is that you can still be charged and convicted even if you have not had a drop to drink. There may be good reasons why you were unable to provide a breath sample and Alan Pearse may use these in your defence.

Do you need legal advice about a DUI charge in Manitoba?

If you are charged with an impaired driving offence in Manitoba, your immediate rights and freedoms are in danger, as well as your driving privileges.

Speak to experienced impaired driving lawyer Alan Pearse for a free evaluation of your case.

Your call could prevent a lengthy license suspension, a fine, and a criminal conviction – but if you have no hope of escaping the charge, you will be told directly.