Driving while under suspension

If you've been charged with Driving While Under Suspension contrary to the Highway Traffic Act section 53(1), pleading guilty is not the option, even if you think you're guilty.


If found guilty of this offence you are looking at a penalty in the range of a minimum $1,000.00 to $5,000.00, along with an automatic 6 month Ministry of Transportation imposed suspension of 6 months. If found guilty of a subsequent offence, the penalty ranges from a minimum of $2,000.00 to $5,000 or to imprisonment for a term of not more than six months, or both.


The consequences of this offence are devastating, creating havoc on normal day to day tasks (i.e. driving to work, driving the kids to school, grocery shopping, etc...). Not only that, your insurance company will be smiling from ear to ear, as a result of your all-time-high insurance premiums.


The number of these charges laid has grown enormously in the last three years, creating a serious problem for licenced drivers throughout Ontario.  With the new OPP, licence plate scanning technology, it’s that much easier for the OPP to know of your suspension.


Don’t be a victim of this offence, get the help you need and deserve. Call or email me today, I’ll do my best to get you the results you deserve.