Driving While Under Suspension

Operating a motor vehicle with a suspended licence
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Offences

Driving While Under Suspension

Suspension

Upon conviction to Driving while under suspension, you will be assessed a mandatory 6 month licence suspension by the Ministry of Transportation. This suspension begins immediately upon conviction.  Additional costs for reinstating your driver’s license are applicable.

Demerit Points

0, however there are other severe penalties you need to be aware of

Fines

Up to $5,000.00 for a first-time offence plus additional court costs and victim fine surcharges

Impact on Insurance Premiums

Varies depending on number of offences, age, experience of driver, driving record and other factors.  It is important to understand how a conviction to this charge will negatively impact your insurance status and / or cause an increase in insurance premiums as upon conviction you are assessed to a mandatory licence suspension, regardless of what class of licence you hold.

About The Offence

Every person who drives a motor vehicle or street car on a highway while his or her driver’s licence is suspended under an Act of the Legislature or a regulation made thereunder is guilty of an offence and on conviction is liable,

(a) for a first offence, to a fine of not less than $1,000 and not more than $5,000; and

(b) for each subsequent offence, to a fine of not less than $2,000 and not more than $5,000,

or to imprisonment for a term of not more than six months, or to both.

This charge is serious and carries very serious consequences. A well planned defense is a must.  Motorists of all ages rely heavily on having a valid driver’s licence. When this privilege is taken away for any period of time, this can affect your employment, your livelihood, your family and so much more. We will work together with you to ensure you understand the charge you are facing and the penalties attached to it.  Our goal is to avoid you having to serve any license suspension. Contact our offices for more information on how our team can assist you with contesting this charge.

What You Should Do If You’ve Been Charged

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