STUNT DRIVING / STREET RACING IN ONTARIO
Did you receive a ticket for stunt driving or street racing in the province of Ontario? As you are already probably aware, a police officer can impound your vehicle for seven days and can also issue an immediate licence suspension for seven days once the police officer believes there are reasonable and probable grounds to charge you with the offence. A conviction is not necessary for a person charged with stunt driving or street racing to sustain a 7-day licence suspension or vehicle impoundment. If you have been charged with stunt driving or street racing, we formulated this FAQ page for you to answer questions you may have regarding this offence.
What are the consequences associated with a stunt driving / street racing conviction?
- A minimum fine of $2000 up to a maximum fine of $10,000
- Imprisonment for not more than 6 months
- Licence suspension for not more than 2 years for a 1st conviction (up to 10 years for a 2nd conviction)
- Up to a 100% insurance rate increase for the next three years
- Six demerit points
How can a paralegal from Road Warriors assist me with my stunt driving / street racing charge?
A paralegal from Road Warriors can defend your stunt driving / street racing charge. First, we will aim to have your charge dismissed. If a dismissal is not possible upon reviewing the evidence, the case manager from Road Warriors assigned to your case will negotiate with the prosecutor to have your stunt driving or street racing charge reduced to a minor (and therefore less serious) offence. Depending on the circumstance of your particular stunt driving / street racing charge, a Charter Application arguing against the constitutionality of the offence will be filed.
Is it worth fighting my stunt driving / street racing charge?
Yes, stunt driving or street racing is a charge we believe you should fight. We believe fighting minor speeding offences is ultimately up to you and whether a minor speeding ticket is worth fighting depends on each individual circumstance. A conviction for stunt driving or street racing, on the other hand, carries far too many consequences. Before pleading guilty, it is important you first review the evidence against you to ensure there is enough evidence to convict you of the charge to begin with. Secondly, there is always a possibility that the prosecutor will be willing to offer you a resolution to plead guilty to a lesser offence which will not carry the heavy fine, possible license suspension, custodial sentence, and 100% insurance rate increase associated with your stunt driving / racing offence.
How much do you charge to fight my stunt driving / street racing charge?
If you would like to inquire about our rates to fight your stunt driving or street racing 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 traffic ticket together with your contact information (ie. phone number and email address) to 1-866-841-6608.