Driving with Suspended License in Ontario

What is driving with a suspended license in Ontario?

Driving with a suspended license in Ontario is a serious offence under the Ontario Highway Traffic Act (HTA). If you are convicted of driving while your license is suspended, you could face severe penalties, including fines, an extended period of suspension, and in some cases, even jail time.

Suspensions can occur for various reasons, including accumulating too many demerit points, failing to pay fines, a medical condition that makes it unsafe to drive, or being convicted of a criminal driving offence. It is crucial to know that a license suspension applies province-wide in Ontario, meaning you’re not allowed to drive anywhere in the province.

In addition, if you are convicted of driving while suspended, the conviction will be added to your driving record, which will negatively affect your insurance rates. Therefore, if your licence is suspended, it is crucial to understand the gravity of the situation and to refrain from driving until your suspension is lifted.

Despite these consequences, many individuals are charged with drive while under suspension each year. If you are facing these charges, understanding the potential ramifications and your options for legal defence is crucial.

Reasons for Suspension

Reasons for license suspension in Ontario can include:

  1. Failing to pay a traffic fine
  2. Driving while under the influence
  3. Accumulation of demerit points
  4. Conviction for a criminal driving offence
  5. Medical reasons

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What are the consequences if you drive with a suspended license?

When you are caught driving with a suspended license in Ontario, you’re violating the Highway Traffic Act. This violation can lead to:

  1. A fine of between $1,000 and $5,000 for a first offence
  2. For a subsequent offence, a fine of between $2,000 and $5,000
  3. A potential jail sentence of up to six months
  4. An additional six months licence suspension

How to deal with driving with a suspended license?

The best course of action when dealing with a driving under suspension charge is to seek professional assistance. Defences exist and having an experienced paralegal can make a significant difference in the outcome of your case.

What to do when Charged With Driving while Under Suspension?

If you are charged with driving under suspension, the first step is to seek legal advice. At Traffic Paralegal Services, we understand the complexity of traffic laws and can help navigate you through the legal process.

Being charged with driving under suspension can be an extremely distressing and daunting experience. You might feel unsure about the steps to take next or anxious about the potential penalties. This is where we come in. Traffic Paralegal Services has helped thousands of people just like you navigate this challenging situation and we are ready to do the same for you. Here is why you should hire us.

Experience and Expertise

Our team has extensive knowledge about the intricacies of the Highway Traffic Act, including all aspects related to driving under suspension. Our seasoned paralegals have years of experience fighting these charges, giving you the confidence that your case is in capable hands.

Understanding Your Situation

At Traffic Paralegal Services, we understand that everyone’s situation is unique. We take the time to understand your specific circumstances and tailor our services to suit your needs. We will listen, advise, and walk you through the entire process so that you feel supported at every step.

Proven Track Record

Over the years, we have built a strong track record of successfully defending clients charged with drive while under suspension. Our success rate is a testament to our commitment to excellence and our thorough understanding of traffic laws in Ontario.

Personalized Approach

We believe that every client deserves personal attention. Our paralegals will work closely with you, explaining every aspect of the process, keeping you informed, and answering any questions you may have along the way.

Affordable Services

We understand that being charged with driving under suspension can put you in a financially difficult position. That is why we offer competitive rates for our expert services, providing a cost-effective solution without compromising on quality.

In conclusion, if you are wondering “What to do when charged with drive while under suspension?”, the answer is simple – contact Traffic Paralegal Services. We are your ally in this challenging time and will use our expertise and dedication to fight for the best possible outcome for your case. Reach out to us today for a free consultation.

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How long does a driving under suspension conviction stay on your record in Ontario?

A conviction for driving under suspension will stay on your driving record forever. However, for insurance purposes, it will be visible for three years from the conviction date.

What happens if I get caught driving while my license is suspended for medical reasons?

The penalties are the same as for any other driving under suspension charge.

Can I fight driving under suspension charge?

Yes, with the right legal support, it is possible to fight these charges.

How does driving under suspension charge impact my insurance?

A drive while under suspension conviction can significantly increase your insurance premiums.

Can I get my driving license back after a suspension?

Yes, once your suspension period is over, and you have met all the requirements, your license can be reinstated through Service Ontario.

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