Category Archives: Provincial Offences

WTF? I’ve Been Charged with Careless Driving!

By Carly Mellon, Paralegal Intern for Bulwark Legal Services Careless driving is one of the most serious driving offences you can be charged with under the Highway Traffic Act. If you have been charged with careless driving it is important to fully understand what you’ve been charged with, how this affects your driving record, and … Read More

Driving with Ontario’s Farmers

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As warm weather (finally!) returns, Southern Ontario residents are going to see significantly more tractors moving on the road during the planting season. Here are some tips from Bulwark Legal Services to help drivers share the road with Ontario’s farmers. All farming implements, combines, tractors and other agricultural vehicles in Ontario are required to have … Read More

New Distracted Driving Laws Could Cost you Big

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The Ontario Government is taking a stand, and it won’t pay to be on the wrong side of the law. New legislation will mark Ontario as the province with the toughest distracted driving laws in the country. We live in a distracting world, no doubt about it. With vehicles full of Smart Phones, tablets, GPS, … Read More

What Happens When You Are Charged with Careless Driving

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In the unfortunate occasion that you get charged with Careless Driving, you must understand what Careless Driving is and why you got charged. What is Careless Driving? Careless Driving is driving a vehicle on a highway without the proper care and attention, and without considering other people using the highway. Why were you charged with … Read More

Got a criminal record? You may be eligible for a pardon

If you have a criminal record, you may be eligible for a record suspension. Here's what you need to know about getting a criminal record pardon. Bulwark Legal Services – serving Guelph, Kitchener, Caledon, Brampton, Barrie and more.

What is a criminal record suspension? A record suspension removes your criminal record from the Canadian Police Information Centre (CPIC) database. This means if your name is searched on CPIC your criminal record will not appear, which can improve educational and employment opportunities. A record suspension keeps your criminal record separate and apart from other … Read More

Driving with Documentation: What you NEED to have

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“Licence, insurance, and registration.” Most of us have heard that demand from a police officer. But what exactly should you keep in the car with you at all times? There are three main documents you require to drive in Ontario. What you need to have in the car: Driver’s Licence Whether you’re a new driver, … Read More

Back to School: know the rules for stopping for school buses

Avoid getting a school bus ticket by knowing the rules around stopping for school buses

As children of all ages head back to school, drivers will once again share the road with school buses. Avoid getting a school bus related ticket by knowing the rules of the road. There is a common misunderstanding when it comes to the law surrounding school buses. Can I pass a stopped bus? Where do … Read More

Long Weekend Blitz – Most Common Charges

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When there’s a long weekend traffic blitz, you see almost every type of traffic violation there is. If you are curious about the most common charges,  read on and find out what these charges are all about.   Speeding As you probably expect, this is the most common traffic ticket in Canada, hands down. It … Read More