Get Professional Paralegal Representation in York Region, GTA, Durham Region and surrounding areas for Careless Driving Tickets
One of the most common traffic offences in southern Ontario is Careless Driving. It carries serious penalties if you’re convicted. Similar to speeding tickets, the fine penalty is not the only amount that you can receive with a careless driving charge. There are two different types of careless driving charges – a careless driving ticket with a fine and a careless driving ticket without a fine. SW Legal Services York Region Traffic Tickets has extensive experience fighting Careless Driving charges. If you’ve been charged with careless driving the Request a Quote and let the professional experience of our staff answer your questions and give you free advice on the various options that have.
Careless Driving Paralegal Service
Careless Driving with a Fine
A Careless Driving charge with a fine penalty printed on it will carry 6 demerit points and minimum fine amount of $400. When receiving these tickets you have three options:
1. You can plead guilty to the charge
2. You can plead guilty to the charge with an explanation
3. You can plead not guilty and fight the Careless Driving charge laid against you
Careless Driving without a Fine
By simply paying a Careless Driving ticket then you are automatically pleading guilty. You will also receive 6 demerit points on your record and a likely increase in your insurance rates. By pleading guilty with an explanation then the Careless Driving charge will not be taken off your record. In the best case scenario the careless driving ticket may be reduced by the prosecutor, however, this usually only includes the fine amount and not the demerit points.
Careless Driving tickets that do not have a fine amount attached to them require you to automatically go to court. They are a summons to court that requires you to explain your actions. You do not have the option of pleading guilty or simply paying a fine. If convicted, you could face fines of up to $1000.00, imprisonment of up to 6 months and a driver’s license suspension of up to two years.
Pleading guilty to a Careless Driving charge without a fine will more then likely increase your insurance rates substantially. You can expect to pay thousands of dollars extra each year and may even be placed into what is known as the “high risk bracket” for auto insurance companies. In some cases, auto insurance companies will refuse to insure you. This can also be the case where no other previous charges exist or otherwise where your driving record is completely clean.
A Careless Driving charge is one of the more serious offences you can receive. Having a good team to fight your ticket can make the difference between higher insurance rates, hefty fines and demerit points compared to that having the charged completely dismissed!
For a Free, no-obligation Consultation contact SW Legal Services. We offer a friendly and professional atmosphere and we’ll be happy to answer any questions that you may have. During the initial free consultation our experienced team will discuss the process and events that will take place leading up to the court date for your Careless Driving charge. We’ll also advise you on all your options, review your case to determine if the charges can be dropped, and otherwise have the Careless Driving charges dismissed completely.
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