Poll Closed on June 27, 2015 at 1:00 pm CST
Take a moment to read the question and answer the poll. I'm going to write an article in a week about the results of the poll and what the government thinks is appropriate.
The federal government wants to impose a new mandatory minimum punishment for all driving impaired causing death cases. Right now, the minimum punishment is $1,000 fine and a driving prohibition. That is the same minimum punishment as a drive impaired case where no one is injured or dies. What do you think is an appropriate mandatory minimum punishment?
- No mandatory minimum
- Probation and/or Fine
- Provincial jail (2 years or less)
- Federal jail (2 to 4 years)
- Federal jail (4 to 6 years)
- Federal jail (6+ years)
About the Author
Michael Dyck is a partner at Rees & Dyck Criminal Defence. He represents clients primarily from Winnipeg, Steinbach, and rural Manitoba. He has extensive experience helping people charged with criminal offences and focuses on building legal strategy with clients. To read more of his articles, please visit his partner's website TomRees.ca.