Driving While Under Suspension

Operating a motor vehicle with a suspended licence


Driving While Under Suspension


Upon conviction for Driving While Under Suspension, you will be given 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.


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

Impact on Insurance Premiums

This varies depending on number of offences, age, experience of driver, driving record and other factors.  It is important to understand how a conviction for this charge will negatively impact your insurance status and / or cause an increase in insurance premiums. Upon conviction, you will be given a mandatory licence suspension, regardless of which class of licence you hold.  This suspension will also affect your insurance rating.

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.

A conviction for Driving While Under suspension 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 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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