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What Is Dangerous Driving charges?

Dangerous Operation of a Motor Vehicle is governed by Section 259 of the Criminal Code of Canada. This section states that: "Every one commits an offence who operates (a) a motor vehicle in a manner thata is dangerous to the public, having regard to all the circumstances, including the nature, condition and use of the place at which the motor vehicle is being operated and the amount of traffic that at the time is or might reasonably be expected to be at that place; (b) a vessel or any water skis, surf-board, water sled or other towed object on or over any of the inernal waters of Canada or the territorial waters of Canada, in a manner that is dangerous to the public, having regard to all the circumstances, including the nature and condition of those waters or sea and the use that at the time is or might reasonably be exected to be made of those waters or sea; (c) an aircraft...(d) railway equipment...."

Dangerous Operation of a Motor Vehicle is a very serious offence because it encompasses danger in public places and risk to the public safety.

Careless Driving is under Section 130 of the Ontario Highway Traffic Act. It is a strict liability offence. It states: "Every person s guilty of the offence of careless driving and driving carelessly who drives a vehicle on a highway without due care and attention, or without reasonable consideration for other persons using the highway." On a conviction of Careless Driving, the driver is liable to a fine of not less than $400.00 and not more than $2000.00, or to imprisonment for a term of not more than six months, or to both, and in addition his or her license or permit may be suspended for a period of not more than 2 years. The Ministry of Transportation will apply 6 demerit points to your drivers abstract record.

At Scardicchio Law Office Professional Corporation, our Criminal Lawyers have the skills and knowledge to help you defend a dangerous driving or careless driving charge. We regularly appear for our clients defending dangerous driving charges in Brampton, Mississauga, Milton, Newmarket and Toronto. When you retain our office, you are hiring competent lawyers who will give you the time to explain your side of the story. We will review your disclosure once you have retained us and we will successfully defend your case in the courts. If you would like to discuss your criminal charge of Dangerous Driving, please contact us at (647) 607-7529 and speak to a Criminal Lawyer immediately in a free, no-obligation telephone consultation. We want to help you through this difficult time, and our primary focus above all is to have your dangerous driving charge vigorously defended in the courts.


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