Reacquiring a Driver's Licence

Impaired driving

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The procedure to reacquire a driver’s licence that was suspended during an arrest or revoked as a result of a conviction for driving while impaired by alcohol, drugs or medication involves several steps.

1 What you should know

Driving while impaired by alcohol, drugs or medication is severely punished by 2 laws:

  • the Criminal Code by virtue of which you can be imposed:
    • a driving prohibition
    • a fine or a prison sentence
  • the Highway Safety Code, by virtue of which you can be imposed:
    • the immediate suspension of your driver’s licence during an arrest or licence revocation following a conviction
    • the suspension of your right to obtain a licence
    • strict conditions for reacquiring a licence

2 First, second or third offence?

The penalties vary based on the offender’s judicial record as regards impaired driving.

Select the answer that applies to your situation