Highway Traffic Act Offences
It’s not uncommon to receive a traffic ticket. However, before paying a ticket, you should be aware of the consequences of doing so. Paying for the ticket is an instant admission of guilt. In addition to the financial cost, there may also be other consequences to paying a ticket such as an increase in driving insurance premiums, substantial fines and driving prohibitions. Driving while your license is under suspension can also result in jail time.
Any speeding offence over 15km per hour will result in demerit points on your record. A common misconception is that you can ‘lose’ demerit points. That is not true. Drivers start with zero demerit points and gain points for being convicted of certain traffic offences. Demerit points stay on your record for two years from the date of the offence. If you accumulate too many demerit points your driver’s license may be suspended.
Other common offences that you could be charged with under the Highway Traffic Act are:
- Carless driving
- Failing to remain
- Stunt driving
- Driving while license suspended
- Driving while holding or using a handheld device (cellphone)
The criminal defence lawyers at LZZ have extensive experience successfully defending against Highway Traffic Act allegations. If you or someone you know has been charged with a driving related offence you should contact a criminal lawyer immediately to help determine the best defence. Call us at (416) 613-0416 or (416) 595-9500 or contact us online for a free consultation.