Inquiry: I was ticketed for drive under suspension in December despite having never been pulled over. I was unaware that I was even driving without a licence. The officer claimed to have seen me driving (it’s a very small town) and gave me a ticket over a week after the alleged incident. I know I wasn’t driving at the time because I had been warned previously regarding an expired validation sticker, and kept the vehicle parked after the warning. Do I have a case? Thanks for your time.

Response:  A Drive Under Suspension charge is a very serious offence carrying a total maximum fine of $6,250, up to 6 months jail, and a mandatory 6 month suspension of licence upon conviction.  Without identification of the vehicle’s driver at the time of the alleged offence, it may be difficult for the Prosecutor to gain a conviction at Court.  However, the evidence being brought forth against you will be more clear once we have received disclosure from the Prosecutor’s Office.  I would recommend speaking with one of our staff as early in advance of your First Appearance date at Court as possible via our toll-free number 1-866-801-8299.

Greg Currie
Office Manager, London