driving under the influence: the costs

Driving while your driver’s licence is suspended is considered to be one of the most serious offences under the (HTA) Highway Traffic Act.

Some of the reasons why your licence could be suspended are:

  • Unpaid fines
  • Speeding more than 50km/h
  • Alcohol related offences
  • Demerit points

First time conviction for driving while suspended, you are liable for;

A fine not less than $1,000 and not more than $5,000 ( if your license is suspended from certain convictions under the Criminal Code of Canada, the fine is not less than $ 5,000 and not more than $25,000)

A mandatory 6 month suspension of your driver’s license

A possible term of imprisonment of not more than 6 months

A fine of not less than $2,000 and not more than $5,000 (Subsequent offences related to the Criminal Code: fine of not less than $10,000 and not more than $50,000)

A mandatory 6 month suspension of your driver’s licence     

A possible term of imprisonment of no more than 6 months

 

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