Drive While Under Suspension?
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Drive While Under Suspension
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At the roadside:
You may have been arrested.
Your vehicle may have been towed and you are responsible all costs associated with the towing.
You were issued a summons to appear in court.
What awaits you at court?
A conviction that carries a mandatory 6-month licence suspension consecutive to any other suspension.
Upon conviction for a first offence, you are liable to a fine of $1,000.00 to $5,000.00 and for each subsequent offence to a fine of $2,000.00 to $5,000.00 or to imprisonment for a term of not more than six months, or to both.
If you were suspended as a result of a conviction of an offence under the Criminal Code as set out in the Highway Traffic Act, then upon conviction for a first offence, you are liable, to a fine of $5,000.00 to $25,000.00 and for each subsequent offence, to a fine of $10,000.00 to $50,000.00 or to imprisonment for a term of not more than six months, or to both.
Ontario Licensed Drivers can be suspended for number of reasons such as:
The accumulation of demerit points.
Unpaid traffic tickets.
Unpaid child support – Family Responsibility Officer (FRO).
Court ordered suspension of your driver’s licence.
Novice driver – Escalating sanctions – G1, G2, M1, M2.
Stunt driving – Excessive speed.
Administrative driver’s licence suspension.
Alcohol related offences.
Failure to complete remedial measures.
Suspension as a result of a conviction under the Highway Traffic Act (Ontario) or Criminal Code (Canada).
The summons that was issued to you by the police officer, directs you to attend court. The first appearance date is NOT a trial date. The legal process for driving while under suspension takes numerous appearances in court before the matter is resolved.