A Distracted Driving Ticket Can Be the Easiest Ticket to Get

Distracted driving charges are on the increase in Ontario and the government is issuing increasingly harsher penalties for those that are convicted. The fines and penalties have grown to multi-hundred dollars tickets and fines, with subsequent distracted driving offences possibly resulting in license suspension. These types of charges are sometimes pursued zealously and mistakenly accepted by the accused, resulting in a permanent mark on their driving record.

We say, fight it. As cell phones, smartphones, and distracted driving continue to be a leading cause of motor vehicle accident-related deaths in Canada, the United States, and internationally, that does not mean a charge brought forth against you is accurate. Sometimes, the accused may not have even been aware of what the law is. For example, cellphone related driving charges can include texting someone, making calls on a cell phone, and/or plugging it in to charge. Doing any of these activities while driving or even stopped at a light may result in a distracted driving charge brought onto you. Law enforcement considers ‘distracted driving’ to be anything that diverts attention away from driving and/or that puts others at serious risk.

Since 1990, as professional driving defence serving the GTA, we have experience in dealing with such cases in the Ontario courts on a wide range of different driving charges. Though distracted driving and cellphone or smartphone use has become more prominent within the past decade, since its rise in the province, we have defended many of these cases. At times, motorists have been shocked by what classifies as ‘distracted driving’. For the reasons mentioned here and others, there’s no reason to accept a charge like this without a fight. After all, your driving record is permanent. A conviction against you for distracted driving relating to cellphone use can be used against you for decades by the government, insurance companies, and more. Put up a defence by hiring a professional driving paralegal today.

The Consequences of Distracted Driving

Since 1990, as professional driving defence serving the GTA, we have experience in dealing with such cases in the Ontario courts on a wide range of different driving charges. Though distracted driving and cellphone or smartphone use has become more prominent within the past decade, since its rise in the province, we have defended many of these cases. At times, motorists have been shocked by what classifies as ‘distracted driving’. For the reasons mentioned here and others, there’s no reason to accept a charge like this without a fight. After all, your driving record is permanent. A conviction against you for distracted driving relating to cellphone use can be used against you for decades by the government, insurance companies, and more. Put up a defence by hiring a professional driving paralegal today.

Knowing the ins and outs of these cases, we will do everything within our power to successfully challenge the charge. There are never any guarantees when it comes to these charges however we can ensure that we will work to explore various strategies for your defence, ensuring you are informed of all available options. As distracted driving tickets have become more common, the controversy around them has grown. Canadians should not have to subject themselves to charges relating to an offence they did not commit.

The short-term and long-term consequences of distracted driving and cellphone-related offences is very real. At times, drivers have lost their licensed, received a driving prohibition, seen penalty points, and impacted their driver risk premiums. In some cases, jail sentences have been successfully issued for distracted driving behaviour. The consequences of a distracted driving charge are never truly over and will affect a driver for decades after the initial incident.

Contact a local paralegal today with experience in defending distracted driving cases. There may be a defence that could successfully avoid the devastating long-term effects that come with a conviction. Regardless, hiring a legal professional will mean all possible avenues are examined and should provide a unique, customized defence that protects your rights to the utmost degree. Since 1991, we have been fighting cases for clients charged with careless driving and general traffic tickets. Contact us today and receive professional driving paralegal services when you hire us!

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