Defence against DUI, Over 80, and Impaired driving charges

Fight DUI charges: call me immediately at 416.524.5336

One extra glass of wine at dinner, or one more beer when out with your friends, may result in severe penalties.

If you are charged with a DUI, impaired driving, or “Over 80” offence, or you refuse to provide the police with a breath sample, you could be facing a criminal conviction, the loss of your driver’s license, and you may have to pay thousands of dollars in higher insurance premiums.

If you’ve been charged with a DUI offence you need an experience lawyer to defend you. I have a proven track record of success in defending my clients, often having cases withdrawn or dropped. I work hard to reduce the stress you experience as you proceed through the court system, by providing personal one-on-one contact. And I am available 24 hours a day to help.

My 24 hour cell number is 416.524.5336.

Most people don’t have any idea of what rights they have, or what they should and should not do when arrested. While you are in police custody you should be aware of all of your rights, including the right to silence. Otherwise, you may take steps that are wrong, or that have regrettable consequences. I will help you to understand your rights.

Keep your driver’s license and avoid a criminal record

Being convicted of a first offence of impaired driving means that you may lose your license for a year, have to pay a minimum $1,000 fine, and pay several thousand dollars in higher insurance premiums for 3 to 5 years. And you may receive a criminal record that could prevent you from visiting the US, or have a very negative impact on your job.

If you are involved in an accident, or already have a conviction for a similar offence, the penalties are much more severe and may involve jail time and loss of your driving license for good. I am a very experienced DUI attorney and will help you with the best defence possible. Call me today.

You are innocent until proven guilty

If you are charged with a DUI offence you must remember that you are presumed to be innocent until you are proven guilty. I have a great deal of experience defending my clients against DUI charges, and can give you the best defence possible.

If you need the best DUI lawyer, call me today. I am available to fight for you in the Toronto area, and elsewhere in Ontario.

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Sketch of Mr Metzler by City TV artist Marianne Boucher

Listen to my interview with Zoomer Radio’s Libby Znaimer about a recent DUI court decision.

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Contact me today

  • Call my Toronto office: 416.368.3012
  • Call my cell (24 hours): 416.524.5336
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All contacts are confidential.

I am available to represent you anywhere in Ontario.