While many driving infractions are
covered by the Highway Traffic Act there are a number of
distinct offences that attract criminal code consequences.
driving is one of the more common driving offences. This charge
is broken down in a similar way to assault charges; Dangerous
Driving, Dangerous Driving causing Bodily Harm, and Dangerous
Driving causing Death. It should not be surprising that the
penalties increase with the seriousness of the offence.
In addition to
the criminal code punishments for driving offences there are
often punishments or sanctions from the Ministry of Transport
that apply on conviction, the typical and often most detrimental
is a driving prohibition.
While this charge is
self-explanatory the punishments can be harsh. The starting
position in many jurisdictions for this offence is 30-60 days in
jail. This can often be negated through effective representation
and advocacy on your behalf.
driving related offences varies greatly depending on the
specific charge and the consequences of the action. Of
additional concern is that for some offences there are mandatory
minimum sentences as well as mandatory driving prohibitions.
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