DRIVING WHILE DISQUALIFIED
DRIVING WHILE DISQUALIFIED UNDER THE CRIMINAL CODE OF CANADA SECTION 259.9
In criminal law and Provincial Offences Court, Driving while disqualified and suspended driving, although similar they are significantly different in terms of penalty.
A conviction either Impaired or Dangerous Driving will likely have a court ordered (Provincial Court Judge) probation of the accused driving license. This Court ordered probation is throughout Canada.
If a driver or accused with this restriction is caught driving a motor vehicle powered by an engine, the driver will be arrested for Driving While Disqualified under the Criminal Code.
If an accused ignores the order from Judge, the Prosecutor usually requests a jail sentence of 30-90 days. This type of conviction will be a blemish of a person’s criminal record for life.
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