Stunt Driving / 50km Over
The police must suspend your licence and impound
our car for 7 days right at the roadside if you are
being charged with this offence. Upon conviction
you face additional penalties of 6 demerit points,
$2,000-$10,000 fine, the chance of up to 6 months
imprisonment, and up to 2 years licence suspension.
Drinking And Driving
Drinking and driving is a serious offence in
Canada and if convicted will leave you with a
criminal record. You can be charged with a few
different charges, which include Impaired Driving,
having over 0.08mg of blood alcohol content, or
failing to provide the officer with a breath sample
upon request. If you find yourself convicted, you
could face fines up to $50,000, imprisonment and
a licence suspension.
Why Fight Convictions?
When you get convicted of a ticket, you are going
to receive demerit points and a conviction on your
record. You will then have to pay a fine to the
courts. In addition to that expense, convictions
play a large role in the way insurance companies
asses the risk to insuring you and can increase
your rates accordingly. This could cost you tons
of money over the course of your conviction.
You should not plead guilty until you know what
you are guilty of. The only way to know that is
to get the officer’s side of the story, which is
disclosed in the evidence they will use against
you. Were you speeding or was it the black car
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options, pay the ticket or miss your court date you
are automatically found guilty with all penalties
that are associated with it.
Guilty With An Explanation
– This option is
disappearing from the back of tickets quickly.
Guilty is Guilty. However if you want to select
this option, you will have the opportunity to
explain yourself in hopes that the FINE will
be reduced. All other penalties will remain the
– This is a new option that
appears more and more. This option allows
you to speak with the prosecutor and try to
negotiate a different charge. Unlike Guilty with
an explanation, you are not accepting guilt to
the charge, but hopefully pleading guilty to
a lesser offence. Make sure you understand
what the penalties are for the new charge
before you plead guilty. Representation would
be useful as paralegals understand what you
were charged with and if the new resolution is
beneficial in anyway.
– You request your day in court. Make
sure you are well equipped on this day. Some
courts may offer you a resolution on this date,
others will not. Remember the trial is supposed
to determine if you are guilty of the charge, not
to what degree you are guilty. Again in this
situation, a paralegal is a valuable tool.