A police officer stopping your vehicle and demanding you provide a breath sample can be an extremely stressful and scary situation. Many people find themselves charged with refusal/failure before they are aware of what is going on. You are required by law to give a sample of your breath or blood upon demand, per Canada's impaired driving regime. It is illegal to refuse to provide these samples intentionally.
We advise you NOT drive or operate motor vehicles while your license is suspended. You can be charged an automatic six-month driving suspension upon conviction.
Should your defence depend on showing evidence of a medical condition that inhibits your ability to provide breath samples, we can help. Proving such evidence is complicated, and will involve a report from a physician who has assessed you. Your medical report must be filed with the Court and presented truthfully and convincingly.
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