Vehicle Offence Lawyer in Toronto

We will defend you against any criminal charges arising from a motor vehicle accident or violation of the Criminal Code. I will make sure you understand what is happening in court so that you don’t feel overwhelmed or left out of decisions. If a criminal charge arises out of a motor vehicle accident or violation of the Criminal Code we will provide all necessary legal advice to successfully defend your case at trial or on appeal.

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Vehicle and Traffic Offences

If convicted, these charges can drastically affect one’s life and career. These charges are recorded on a driving record that potential employers and insurance agencies can assess.  A simple traffic offence can have lifetime consequences – get the representation that cares.

Moreover, charges can lead to demerit points that can have your license revoked.


Traffic offences

The Most Common Offences Under the HTA

Vehicle offences are usually charges given by police officers for violating the Highway Traffic Act (HTA) or the Criminal Code of Canada.

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When convicted of driving above 15 km per hour in Canada, points will automatically be added to your driving record. These will remain on your record for two years, and your license may be taken away if you accumulate too many points. It is important to remember that your record will always start with zero points, so any points gained will be due to breaking specific traffic laws.

The repercussions can be long-lasting and far-reaching if found guilty of a traffic violation. The conviction will be noted on your driving record, which potential employers or insurance providers could access. A single offence could have a lifetime of consequences, so ensure you get the legal help you need. Furthermore, certain violations can result in the accrual of demerit points, which can lead to the suspension or cancellation of your driver’s license.


Common Offences

Vehicle offences are legal charges for breaking the law while driving on public roads. This includes actions such as


Not obeying traffic signals

Not having valid insurance

Driving while impaired

In some cases, these charges can also include more serious offences such as dangerous driving and street racing.

Breaking the Highway Traffic Act can lead to serious repercussions. If an individual is found guilty, they could face jail time, hefty fines, and even restrictions on their driver’s licence. This can be particularly problematic for those who rely on driving for their job, as their premiums may skyrocket, and they could lose their ability to work.

Each penalty varies on the number of convictions and type of charge.

For instance, the driver is subject to a fine from $490 to $1000 and three demerit points for distracted driving.  For careless driving, a driver may receive six demerit points, fine of up to $2000, six months imprisonment, or two years of license suspension.

Regardless of the penalty, having charges like the ones above can negatively impact your life.



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.

The criminal law can punish dangerous driving that results in bodily harm or death with a possible jail sentence of up to 10 to 14 years.

A fine amounting between $400 and $2000.

Incarceration for up to 6 months if they commit a crime.

Demerit points, which, when accumulated, can result in penalties such as fines, license suspensions, or other consequences.

License suspension can occur for various reasons, including failing to pay fines or traffic tickets or due to a medical condition affecting your ability to drive safely.

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If you’ve been charged with violating the Highway Traffic Act, it’s wise to consult with a criminal defence lawyer. At Calvin Barry’s office, we are dedicated to helping you fight for the best possible outcome for your case. Our team has an outstanding record of successfully defending clients charged with Highway Traffic Act offences. 

I will provide legal assistance if you are charged with a crime related to a motor vehicle accident or criminal charge. I will ensure you understand the legal process to feel safe and clear. I will provide all necessary advice and support to help you defend your case in court or on appeal.

Please call me at 416-924-5969 to schedule a consultation.


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10 FAQs about Vehicle Offence

In Canada, you can be charged with various vehicle offences, including distracted driving, careless driving, failure to signal, hit and run, and driving without a license or insurance. If you’re facing any of these charges, it’s important to get legal advice tailored to your situation. Request a free consultation to discuss your case.

Convictions for vehicle offences can lead to demerit points, fines, and even license suspension. These can have a significant impact on your driving privileges and insurance rates. To understand the potential consequences and explore your legal options, fill out our form for a case review.

A lawyer can help you understand the charges against you, represent you in court, and work to minimize the impact on your life. If you’ve been charged, contact us to learn how we can support your case and fight for the best possible outcome.

Yes, it’s possible to contest a traffic ticket and win. The success of your case will depend on the circumstances and evidence. For a thorough evaluation and to increase your chances of a favorable outcome, reach out for legal advice.

If you’re accused of a hit and run, it’s critical to seek legal representation immediately. Our experienced lawyers can guide you through the process and defend your rights. Get in touch with us right away.

Driving without insurance is a serious offence that can result in hefty fines and impoundment of your vehicle. To avoid these severe penalties, schedule a free consultation with our legal team.

Defences for careless driving may include proving that your driving was not careless or that there was a justifiable reason for your actions. Each case is unique, so personalized legal advice is essential. Contact us for a free case review to explore your defence options.

License suspension is not automatic but can be a consequence of certain vehicle offences, especially if demerit points are involved. To protect your driving privileges, seek legal representation immediately.

Vehicle offences can significantly increase your insurance premiums. To mitigate these effects, it’s important to have a strong legal defence. Let’s discuss how we can support you.

Our firm has a proven track record of successfully defending clients against vehicle offences. We’re dedicated to providing personalized legal strategies to achieve the best possible results. Contact us today to see how we can help you.


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