Inquiry: My husband just found his license in Ontario was suspended. He has a valid Quebec’s drivers license and we just recently moved to Ontario and hadn’t had a chance to switch it yet. He is told he can drive anywhere in the world but is not allowed to drive in Ontario. The license was suspended because either an unpaid ticket or because he reached 11points, or for both. The ticket is over three years old. He received a summons to court for driving with a suspended license. Now I am unsure where to call or go to have this rectified as he needs to be able to drive. It makes no sense to me why he can drive anywhere, but Ontario. He was told this by the officer. Thank you.
Response: If there is a suspension against his Ontario Licence, then driving in Ontario can result in a charge of DRIVE UNDER SUSPENSION being issued. These charges carry very serious penalties including a total payable fine ranging from $1,250.00 to $6,250.00, a mandatory 6 month licence suspension, and up to 6 months jail upon conviction. Given the very serious nature of the offence issued to him, your husband may wish to obtain legal representation in protecting his interests. It would be of assistance to our court staff if he could address the underlying issue by paying any outstanding fines and reinstating his driver’s licence. If he would like to speak to one of our staff in more detail, we offer a no-cost initial review of cases via our toll-free number 1-866-801-8299.