Driving Under Suspension

What is the charge?

Fight Driving Under Suspension Driving under Suspension

What is the charge?

The Highway Traffic Act defines Driving while Driver’s Licence Suspended as:

53. (1) Every person who drives a motor vehicle or street car on a highway while his or her driver’s licence is suspended under an Act of the Legislature or a regulation made thereunder is guilty of an offence and on conviction is liable,

(a) for a first offence, to a fine of not less than $1,000 and not more than $5,000; and

(b) for each subsequent offence, to a fine of not less than $2,000 and not more than $5,000, or to imprisonment for a term of not more than six months, or to both. R.S.O. 1990, c. H.8, s. 53 (1); 1997, c. 12, s. 7 (1).

Fines and Penalties:

The minimum fine of this offence is $1,000 to a maximum of $5,000 for a first offence.

For a second offence within five years, the minimum fine is $2,000 to a maximum of $5,000.

Other penalties include an added 6 month suspension of the driver’s licence and you could also spend up to six months in jail.

If you are suspended for a Criminal Code offence and are found guilty of Drive without Insurance you could face a fine of $5,000 to $25,000 for a first offence and $10,000 to $50,000 for a second offence within five years. Another year (for the first offence) or two years (for the second offence) is added to your suspension of your driver’s licence. You could also face up to two years in prison.


Driving while under suspension is classified as a major offence for insurance companies. A conviction may cause you to be dropped, unable to renew, or have trouble finding insurance.

What You Can Do

Fight your ticket! The Bulwark Team are experts in dealing with driving while under suspension. We’ll guide you from start to finish on what the options are, what to expect and how to save yourself thousands in insurance premiums. Simply contact us to set up a free initial consultation and we’ll take it from there. Rest easy knowing that your matter is in the hands of experts who will keep you informed at each step of the way.

Let our many years of policing expertise and
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Our former police officers and prosecutors will take your case and assist in making sure that your driving privileges are preserved in a way that is positive and affordable. If you are stuck, frustrated, and fed up fighting your ticket, let us help you. Call us, email us, or visit us at our office at 62 Carden St in Guelph for a free initial consultation. We proudly serving, Kitchener-Waterloo, Brampton, Cambridge, Burlington, and the surrounding areas

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