Inquiry:  Hi My friend was given a ticket for “Driving with a suspended licence” due to a speeding offence in July. it was to be reinstated in November.He wasn’t exactly sure of the date but he knew it was around this week. He did not have his G2 on him although he thought his licence was already reinstated and it was ok to drive with his G1 having someone in the car with a G2 (although we later found out his was also suspended for unpaid fines). This is his 1st offence. What is the worst consequence we should expect. Is there a way to avoid the large fines and further suspension of his licence? Thank you for your help.

Response:  Worst case scenario would be a total payable fine of $6,250.00, 6 months jail, and the mandatory 6 month licence suspension upon conviction.  We could certainly review the Crown’s evidence to see if there is any grounds to have the charge dropped or if an agreement could be reached to have the charge reduced to a lesser offence.  Barring that, the fines could almost certainly be reduced and the jail time would almost certainly be removed.  The suspension of licence would however be mandatory if the charge goes to a conviction as issued.  If your friend would like to contact one of our staff via our toll-free number 1-866-801-8299, we offer a no-cost initial review of cases.

Greg Currie
Office Manager (London)