Instead of being charged with the criminal offence of impaired driving, you are charged with a Provincial Offence for blowing in what is considered the “warn range” at a RIDE Program check point. A “warn range” offence is not a criminal offence. The penalties for a “warn range” offence are immediate and cannot be appealed in a court of law. In addition, the offence is recorded onto your driver’s record and applies to your driver license, too.
Under the Criminal Code of Canada a person can be charged with the serious offence, Uttering Threats simply by knowingly uttering, or conveying or causing another to receive a threat. Words are not necessary to convict someone under this offence. The threat can be conveyed in any manner. Simply gesturing to another that you are going to kill them for example, swiping your finger across your throat can be considered uttering a threat.
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