MISC. VEHICLE OFFENCES
Vehicle offences are usually charges given by police officers for violating the Highway Traffic Act (HTA) or the Criminal Code of Canada.
Most common offences under the HTA are:
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If convicted, these charges are can drastically affect one’s life and career. To elaborate, charges are recorded on a driving record that can be assessed by potential employers and insurance agencies. Moreover, charges can lead to demerit points that can ultimately have your license revoked.
Charges laid under the criminal code for dangerous driving can lead to imprisonment for up to 10 to 14 years maximum if the dangerous driving causing bodily harm or death.
For charges under the HTA, penalties vary from $400 to $2000, imprisonment for up to 6 months, demerit points, or license suspension. Each penalty varies on the number of convictions and type of charge. For instance, for distracted driving, the driver is subject to a fine from $490 to $1000 and three demerit points. For careless driving, a driver may receive six demerit points, fine up to $2000, six months imprisonment, or 2 years of license suspension.
Regardless of the penalty, having charges like the ones above can negatively impact your life.