Driving while disqualified, also known as driving with a suspended licence, can have serious consequences and is considered an offence under both the federal Criminal Code and the provincial Traffic Safety Act. These offences are quite technical to prove. Whether your licence was suspended for unpaid fines, excessive demerits, dangerous driving or impaired driving, the penalty is subsequently the same and can result in a criminal conviction.

The Penalties

  • A minimum $1,000 fine
  • A minimum $2,000 fine for a subsequent offence and/or jail time, no more than 6 months
  • A minimum $5,000 fine if alcohol was involved
  • 6 months suspension
  • Significantly higher insurance rates
  • Where your licence has been suspended as a result of an offence such as impaired driving, over 80, dangerous driving, or failing to stop at the scene of accident, the mandatory minimum fines for driving while licence is suspended are increased to $5,000 for a first offence and $10,000 for any subsequent offence

Common Questions

What will my consequences be if I plead guilty?

Most convictions for Driving Disqualified will result in a jail sentence and a further suspension of your driving privileges. Mike will review your case and help you understand what your options are.