Legal Chronicles

Driving with Impaired Alcohol and / or Drugs: Court VS SAAQ

When it comes to impaired driving with alcohol and / or drugs, it is essential to manage both your criminal record before the Court and your driving record with the Société de l ‘Assurance Automobile du Québec. (SAAQ).

These two issues will overlap throughout the process and it is important to understand this in order to minimize the impact your arrest will have on your driving under the influence charges. 

As soon as a person is arrested for impaired driving, his driver’s license is automatically suspended for 90 days and his vehicle seized for 30 days, in most cases.


It is important to know that it is possible to obtain a review of this suspension of your driver’s license, in some cases. 

If you are in this situation, call MC2 Avocats / Lawyers to receive the best advice for managing this situation.