DUI PENALTIES (NS)
Charges of blood alcohol in excess of .08 or impaired driving
In Nova Scotia, upon arrest and being charged:
Seizure of motor vehicle
90 day suspension of drivers license.
CAUTION : At end of the 90 days, restoration of license is not automatic.
Must first pay $350.00 to Service NS, and
complete an addiction treatment program.
Upon a first conviction:
License revocation for 1 year - Motor Vehicle Act
Canada wide driving prohibition for 1 year (minimum) - Criminal Code
Minimum fine of $1,000.00 - Criminal Code
Victim fine surcharge of 15% of the fine and court costs
CAUTION If the license has been restored during the court process, the 1 year license revocation and driving prohibition will commence on the date of conviction. No credit is granted for pre conviction suspension.
CAUTION : At end of the 12 months, restoration of license is not automatic.
If not already done, must first pay $350.00 to Service NS, and
complete the addiction treatment program.