Sep 25, 2019 5:15 PM - 7:15 PM - Impaired Driving: The Dawn of a New Era
361 University Avenue, Courthouse Library
Rotunda 2nd floor, TLA Lawyers Lounge
Toronto, Ontario M5G 1T3

This program contains 15 minutes of Professionalism Conten
t and is eligible for up to 1 hour 45 of Substantive Content.

Impaired Driving: The Dawn of a New Era

Despite years of public attention and education, the tragic toll from criminal driving offences remains ever present.  From a legal perspective, few would suggest that the old regime - technical, cumbersome and outdated - was working.   On December 18, 2018 all of the old driving provisions of the Criminal Code were repealed and replaced with a brand-new legislative scheme, modernizing all driving offence provisions. 

Get up to speed quickly on everything you need to know in the early months of the new provisions. 

Join impaired driving experts Karen Jokinen (defence) and Peter Keen (Crown) as they provide a clear, concise and balanced review of the new provisions, including the reformulated criminal driving offences, the expanded police powers relating to roadside stops, screening and evidentiary demands, and the evidentiary provisions that will now guide the prosecution and defence of these charges. 

You will also learn about:

  • New investigative techniques
  • Transitional cases
  • New procedural rules relating to proof and challenge
  • Provisions that will be subject to legal argument, judicial interpretation and constitutional challenges
  • Trial strategies and issues, sentencing and ethics
  • Details and differences between impaired driving, drinking and driving and drugged driving
  • Fines and sentencing, including corollary consequences
  • Creation of the “80 and over” offence
  • “Per se” drug limits and the THC and alcohol combined offence
  • Practical tips and knowledge amassed only by having prosecuted and defended hundreds of impaired driving cases

Speakers Moderator:
Karen E. Jokinen LL.B., Jokinen Law Professional Corporation, Certified Specialist in Criminal Law Danann Hawes, B.A, LL.B, Publisher, Emond Publishing
Peter Keen, Assistant Crown Attorney at the Ministry of the Attorney General

Program details

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

5:15 – 7:15 p.m. (Registration at 5:00 p.m.)

TLA Lawyers Lounge, 2nd Floor, 361 University Avenue Court House

This program contains 15 minutes of Professionalism Content and is eligible for up to 1 hour 45 of Substantive Content.

Registration Fee:

Members $90.00 + HST 

Member Licensing Candidates and New Calls $20.00 + HST 

Non-Members $120.00 + HST 

A limited amount of complimentary tickets are available to Law School Students. Please contact

Enjoy a special price of $85 on the new title Impaired Driving And Other Criminal Code Driving Offences: A Practitioner's Handbook when you purchase your ticket for the seminar. Discounted price applicable only for books ordered in advance of the event and not available as a stand-alone offer. The book's regular price is $115.00. 


No refunds after September 18, 2019. An administrative fee of $25.00 will be applied to all cancellations.

Snacks and refreshments will be provided. Space is limited, no walk-ins.

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