DRIVING WHILE UNDER SUSPENSION IN ONTARIO

Did you receive a summons for driving / drive while under suspension in the province of Ontario? Were you aware that your licence was under suspension? If you were never served a notice of suspension and were not aware your licence was suspended, you may have a defence to the charge of drive / driving while under suspension. In order to be convicted of driving / drive while under suspension, you had to be aware that your licence was suspended or you should have been aware given the circumstances. Before pleading guilty to the charge, it is important you educate yourself on the consequences of a driving / drive while under suspension conviction and whether or not you have a defence to the charge.

What are the consequences associated with a driving / drive while under suspension conviction?

  • a fine of up to $5,000
  • custodial sentence for a maximum of six months
  • automatic 6 month licence suspension
  • possible 100% insurance rate increase (or in some extreme cases, your insurance company can drop their coverage)

How can a paralegal from Road Warriors assist me with my driving / drive while under suspension charge?

A paralegal from Road Warriors can determine if you have a defence to the charge. If you were aware that your licence was suspended and there is no foreseeable defence that can be derived from reviewing the evidence for your driving / drive while under suspension charge, the paralegal handling your case will attempt to engage in a plea resolution with the prosecutor to minimize the fine you will face and help prevent you from acquiring a custodial sentence (or help lessen your sentence). In worst case scenarios where a custodial sentence is imposed by the court for your driving / drive while under suspension charge, a paralegal from Road Warriors can negotiate with the court to allow you to serve your sentence on weekends.

Is it worth fighting my driving / drive while under suspension charge?

Yes, it is worth fighting your driving / drive while under suspension charge. If there is no foreseeable defence to your charge, there is always a possibility the prosecutor may be willing to plea negotiate and save you from acquiring the heavy fine and custodial sentence associated with a driving / drive while under suspension conviction.

How much do you charge to fight my driving / drive while under suspension charge?

If you would like to inquire about our rates to fight your driving / drive while under suspension ticket, you may fill up a rate request form here, or contact us at 1-877-2SHIELD. Alternatively, you may also fax us a copy of your summons together with your contact information (ie. phone number and email address) to 1-866-841-6608.


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