How to fight your Careless Driving ticket

Careless Driving is one of the most serious offences under The Highway Traffic Act, with some very severe consequences. Some clients who came to us for assistance after they had been convicted and learned that their insurance rates were now paying in excess of $10,000.00 per year, as they have been categorized as high risk drivers.

In addition to a conviction of Careless Driving and being categorized as a high risk driver, six (6) demerit points is added to your licence. Point Duty Traffic Court Defence & Legal Services have knowledgeable, experienced paralegals and the resources to assist you in defending your charge of Careless Driving.

What the Law says about Careless Driving.

130. Every person is guilty of the offence of driving carelessly who drives a vehicle or street car on a highway without due care and attention or without reasonable consideration for other persons using the highway and on conviction is liable to a fine of not less than $400 and not more than $2,000 or to imprisonment for a term of not more than six months, or to both, and in addition his or her licence or permit may be suspended for a period of not more than two years. 2009, c. 5, s. 41.

Careless Driving Ticket Penalties & Consequences

• Loss of 6 Demerit points
• Fine – minimum $400 fine + 25% surcharge = $490
• Fine – up to $2000 fine + 25% surcharge = $2500
• Drivers Licence suspension for up to 2 years
• Possibility of going to jail for up to 6 months
• The conviction is registered against you on your driving abstract and remains there for three years from the date of your conviction.
• Your insurance rates may increase as a result of the conviction as you become more risky to insure.

How we help you with your Careless Driving ticket

We are Paralegals licensed to provide legal services in Ontario. All our clients will receive professional representation and the confidence of our knowledge and experience. We have helped hundreds of people in similar situations and we work hard to have many charges dismissed entirely. Sometimes it is not possible to have all charges dismissed and we are capable of negotiating with prosecutors to achieve one or all of the following:

• Protect you from demerit points awarded against your license
• Negotiate against license suspension
• Agree to the lowest possible fine
• Keep you out of jail (in very rare cases)

Years of experience and in depth knowledge of the traffic laws allow us to maintain an impressive success rate. If you are facing a charge of Careless Driving and you do not know what to do, don’t worry we do! Do not sit on Careless Driving ticket. Give us a call today for a free no obligation consultation.
If you receive a ticket for Careless Driving in Ontario, call us toll free at 1-866-647-6468. Alternatively, use our contact form for a free, no obligation consultation. We have the experience and resources necessary to help you minimize the consequences of a conviction of a speeding ticket.

The impact of a conviction from a can be costly. We try to minimize that cost for you.

• We attend court on your behalf to file your ticket
• Order and review your disclosure
• Fight your ticket or negotiate a reduction on your behalf
• Our advice is to fight every ticket that you receive