How to fight your Stunt Driving ticket

Driving a vehicle at a high rate of speed can be a lot of fun and an adrenalin rush. If you do it in the wrong place though and get caught, the consequences are going to be quite steep and painful.

You can be charged with Stunt Driving if you’re exceeding the speed limit by 50Km/h or more. You can also be charged with Stunt Driving if you’re driving your vehicle in any way that can be characterized as Careless Driving, or if you’re racing your vehicle, or popping wheelies or squealing your tires.

This is such a serious offence, that the penalties start from the moment you get pulled over.

Your vehicle is impounded for seven (7) days. It usually costs close to $1000.00 to get the vehicle back. You drivers licence is automatically suspended for seven (7) days. And, you get a ticket directing you straight to court. If you’re convicted, you’re facing hefty fines ranging from $2000 – 10,000. Licence suspension for up to 2 years Jail for up to 6 months.

Point Duty Traffic Court Defence & Legal Services have the knowledge, experience and resources to assist you in defending your charge of Stunt Driving.

What the Law says about Stunt Driving

Racing/ stunt driving etc., prohibited
(1) No person shall drive a motor vehicle on a highway in a race or contest, while performing a stunt or on a bet or wager. 2007, c. 13, s. 21.

(2) Every person who contravenes subsection

(1) is guilty of an offence and on conviction is liable to a fine of not less than $2,000 and not more than $10,000 or to imprisonment for a term of not more than six months, or to both, and in addition his or her driver’s licence may be suspended,
(a) on a first conviction under this section, for not more than two years; or
(b) on a subsequent conviction under this section, for not more than 10 years. 2007, c. 13, s. 21.

Determining subsequent conviction
(3) In determining whether a conviction is a subsequent conviction for the purposes of subsection (2), the only question to be considered is the sequence of convictions and no consideration shall be given to the sequence of commission of offences or whether any offence occurred before or after any conviction. 2007, c. 13, s. 21.

10-year limitation

(4) A conviction that is more than 10 years after the previous conviction is deemed to be a first conviction for the purpose of subsection (2). 2007, c. 13, s. 21.

Police to require surrender of licence, detention of vehicle

(5) Where a police officer believes on reasonable and probable grounds that a person is driving, or has driven, a motor vehicle on a highway in contravention of subsection (1), the officer shall,
(a) request that the person surrender his or her driver’s licence; and
(b) detain the motor vehicle that was being driven by the person until it is impounded under clause (7) (b). 2007, c. 13, s. 21.

Administrative seven-day licence suspension
(6) Upon a request being made under clause (5) (a), the person to whom the request is made shall forthwith surrender his or her driver’s licence to the police officer and, whether or not the person is unable or fails to surrender the licence to the police officer, his or her driver’s licence is suspended for a period of seven days from the time the request is made. 2007, c. 13, s. 21.

Administrative seven-day vehicle impoundment

(7) Upon a motor vehicle being detained under clause (5) (b), the motor vehicle shall, at the cost of and risk to its owner,
(a) be removed to an impound facility as directed by a police officer; and
(b) be impounded for seven days from the time it was detained under clause (5) (b). 2007, c. 13, s. 21.

Release of vehicle

(8) Subject to subsection (15), the motor vehicle shall be released to its owner from the impound facility upon the expiry of the period of impoundment. 2007, c. 13, s. 21.

Stunt Driving Ticket Penalties & Consequences

• Immediate drivers licence suspension for seven days
• Immediate vehicle impoundment for seven days (costs close to $1000 or more to get the vehicle back)
• Loss of 6 Demerit points
• Fine – minimum $2,000 fine + 25% surcharge = $2500
• Fine – up to $10,000 fine + 25% surcharge = $12500
• 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 Stunt Driving ticket

Poine Duty Traffic Court Defence & Legal Services 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 any charges dismissed entirely.

Sometimes it is not possible to have all charges dismissed, but 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 Stunt Driving charge and you do not know what to do, don’t worry we do! Do not sit on your Stunt Driving Ticket and do not pay it, give us a call today for a free no obligation consultation.

If you receive a Stunt Driving ticket in Ontario, call Point Duty 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 Stunt Driving ticket.

The impact of a conviction from speeding 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 Stunt Driving ticket or negotiate a reduction on your behalf

• Our advice is to fight every ticket that you receive