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Fighting A Careless Driving Charge

It might be hard to believe, but this is one of the traffic violations which people are most often charged with. Many people don’t realize the scope of what makes up a careless driving charge, and because it is open to interpretation by a law enforcement officer, it is therefore open to challenge in a court situation. There are a number of different situations that may result in you being charged with careless driving. If you are deemed by the police to have not used attention and care while driving on the roads, the officer can charge you.

What is the Definition of Careless Driving?

The law describes it as we said above, not operating a vehicle with care or awareness of your surroundings. This can lead to a careless driving charge. But, these two items are open to interpretation by the police and therefore are ambiguous. You can be charged with careless driving when there is an accident and when there is no accident. While charges are common in the case of an accident, police do have discretion on whether or not to charge you any time you are on the roadways.

Fighting the Ticket

Careless driving is a serious charge that brings with it serious consequences. Fines can range from a minimum of $400 to a maximum of $2000, and a prison term is not unheard of. You can expect your insurance rates to be increased and face the possibility of a licence suspension. Due to the seriousness of this charge, we do not recommend anyone trying to defend it themselves. This can be a very difficult case and the simple truth is, you can’t afford to lose in a case like this.

Having a professional paralegal on your side is the first step in dealing with your careless driving charge. A careless charge is very different from a speeding ticket and the consequences can seriously affect your life. People often do not realize the seriousness of the charge until they have paid the ticket and by then it’s too late. A paralegal is the best option if you expect to have a positive outcome. Professionals know how to handle these difficult cases.

We offer a free initial review of your case and would be happy to provide you with the information you need to make an informed choice about what to do with your careless driving ticket. Call us today to discuss your matter in more detail at 1-844-647-6869 or email us at info@otdlegal.ca.

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