Have you received a Careless Driving ticket? If so, then you now have two options. You can pay the fines and live with the increased (often drastic) insurance rates; or you can utilize your right to fight these charges in court.
Since a Careless Driving charge is one of the most serious traffic charges, a conviction carries with it severe consequences. (See below.) Due to this, fighting your charges in court is probably a much wiser choice.
Ticket Defenders®* offers a free, no-obligation traffic ticket consultation to anyone who has received a Careless Driving ticket in Ontario. We will explain how your ticket can affect you, if you are convicted, and we will evaluate your chances of successfully fighting the charges in court. After that, the decision on what to do next is yours. If you decide you want our help, one of our traffic ticket agents will appear on your behalf to defend your charges in court.
To arrange for your free consultation with one of our traffic ticket agents, please call us at 1‑866‑801‑8299. You can also send us an online request for a free traffic ticket case evaluation.
Possible penalties from a Careless Driving conviction
As mentioned earlier, Careless Driving is a serious charge. In fact, it is one of the most serious charges laid under the Highway Traffic Act. It is defined as driving without due care and attention and, therefore, it is a broadly worded charge with wide applications. A conviction from a Careless Driving charge is one that often carries devastating consequences, especially from an insurance perspective.
For a Careless Driving conviction, after a minor collision, you can expect the following:
- 6 demerit points for a period of two years
- A fine of $490.00
- A conviction registered on your driving record
- Drastic insurance rate increases, for a 3 to 6 year period
For a Careless Driving conviction, after a serious collision, you can expect the following:
- An increased fine of up to $1000.00
- A prison term of up to 6 months
- A driving licence suspension of up to 2 years
- A suspension of the motor vehicle permit, for up to 2 years
We know how scary this can be for you. However, we also know that a Careless Driving ticket can be successfully defended in court.
We are pleased to offer everyone a free, no-obligation consultation, where one of our traffic ticket agents will personally review your individual case and provide you with honest, straightforward advice. We understand that when it comes to traffic offences, each case is unique, and we are sure to always treat them as such. We have already helped hundreds of our clients get their Careless Driving charges completely dismissed, or reduced to a lower category offence, and we know we can help you too.