What to do if your driver’s license is suspended in Ontario

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For a variety of reasons, Ontario drivers can have their license suspended. If you’re one of those people, you might be feeling pretty nervous, and unsure of what to do!

Driving without a license is a serious offence.

Any violation of a G1 or G2 driver’s license could result in a suspension in Ontario. Drivers can have their license suspended after accumulating just six demerit points. It is a mandatory license suspension after nine points!  Here are some other reasons you could have your license taken away:

  • Speeding more than 50km an hour
  • An accumulation of demerit points.
  • Driving with a suspended license
  • As a result of a judge’s court order
  • A conviction for a criminal driving offence
  • Operating a motor vehicle without insurance
  • Failing to pay fine/fines

For example, simply not paying fines because you didn’t have the funds or forgot can lead to a notice in the mail that the province has already suspended your license. Don’t react in a panic – don’t pay that fine! The reason? That admission of “guilt” will impact your insurance rates! By paying a ticket you admit guilt to the driving offence you were charged with. This means that the offence and demerit points assigned to the ticket will go on your record, visible to your insurance company, which may result in car insurance hikes. Along with the ticket fine payment you will also be hit with a “re-instatement fee” of $150 to get back your license.

Instead, get professional, experienced advice and action to take your matter through the court system.

The Paralegals at TicketSave  know how to craft, and file an appeal – from the conviction date, there are only 30 days to do it – get your license back and you could ensure the suspension is erased from your driving record!  This is the key to protecting you from an increase in insurance rates.

What if you’re someone who hasn’t driven in many years due to a license suspension that happened in the past? You might have had multiple convictions totaling thousands of dollars, and not been able to deal with the financial burden at the time. Now you are in a position to straighten things out.

This is when hiring a paralegal at TicketSave can make a big difference in your situation. A TicketSave paralegal knows how to save money on your original sentences, and get you extensions on the time frame so you can pay them.

Suspensions can be lifted during the time before an appeal motion is heard, which could be three to six months. In court, a paralegal may also make arrangements for a manageable payment plan.

Trying to handle unpaid fines and driving without a license or suspended license matters on your own can end up costing you more, taking your valuable time, and potentially hiking your insurance rates.

TicketSave’s professional paralegals are experts in taking care of your legal matters in a timely fashion, and at reasonable rates. It pays to have a professional represent you!