The HTA of Ontario defines careless driving as driving without due care and attention, or without reasonable consideration for others. Careless driving convictions are somewhat complex, as the definition of careless may be interpreted different ways by different law officials.
It is important to understand the gray areas of this law. Depending upon the officials you are working with, and your legal counsel, your charge may be lessened or you could find yourself with a dangerous driving charge, which is an even more serious charge to receive. Experienced legal counsel can help you have your circumstances viewed fairly.
Punishments for Careless Driving
The severity of your sentence can be affected by many factors, including whether or not this is your first traffic offence, and the extent and cause of your carelessness while driving.
If you have been convicted of driving carelessly, the punishments associated with this charge vary quite significantly. They include:
- Having six demerit points added to your license
- A fine that is between $400 and $1,000
- A jail sentence of up to six months
- A combination of a fine and jail time
- Possible driver’s license suspension of up to two years
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Obviously, there are many gray areas associated with these types of traffic tickets in Ontario. There are many reasons in which your charges may be lessened or completely cleared with the help of a solid legal defence for your actions.
How are we able to help you win your careless driving charge? First, we order your full disclosure, meaning all of the evidence against you. This information is used to build a robust legal defense for you using case law. Our experienced paralegals and clerks devote the time necessary to not only gather all of the information about the incident and your defense, but we also are available to answer all of your questions about the legal process.
We are incredibly successful when it comes to having careless driving tickets completely withdrawn in Toronto for our clients. Contact us today to learn more about how we can protect you and your driving privileges.
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