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Facing a driving under suspension ticket can impact more than your wallet; it's about safeguarding your driving privileges. TTAS leverages a former prosecutor's expertise and over two decades of experience to defend your case. Trust us to protect your driving record, manage insurance costs, and secure your future on the road.


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Understanding the Gravity of Driving Under Suspension

Facing a driving under suspension charge in Ontario is a serious matter that can lead to significant legal and financial repercussions, including additional licence suspensions, hefty fines, and even imprisonment.

From the moment of being stopped on the roadside, the implications begin to unfold, with immediate effects such as vehicle impoundment and the issuance of a court summons. At TTAS, we understand the stress and uncertainty that come with these charges.

Our dedicated team is here to demystify the legal process, clarify the potential consequences, and navigate you towards the most favorable outcome for your situation. Trust in our expertise to guide you through this challenging time with strategic advice and professional representation.

Legal Implications of Driving Under Suspension

When you're caught driving under suspension in Ontario, the immediate legal implications are both clear and severe. Understanding these can help you grasp the seriousness of the situation and the potential costs involved, from fines to impacts on your insurance premiums.

Fines and Penalties

The financial repercussions of driving under suspension are steep. For a first offence, you're facing fines ranging from $1,000 to $5,000. Subsequent offences see this range increase to $2,000 to $5,000, signaling the law's escalating response to repeat offenders. Drivers suspended due to a Criminal Code conviction face even harsher fines: $5,000 to $25,000 for a first offence, and $10,000 to $50,000 for further offences. These amounts do not include the victim surcharge and court fees, which add significantly to the financial burden.

License Suspension

Beyond the immediate fines, a conviction carries a mandatory 6-month license suspension consecutive to any current suspension. This extended period without driving privileges can disrupt your daily life and obligations.

Insurance Premiums

Perhaps one of the most long-lasting consequences is the impact on your insurance premiums. A conviction for driving under suspension is considered a major violation by insurance companies, leading to a substantial increase in your rates. Depending on your insurer's policies and your driving history, you could face doubled or even tripled premiums, sometimes lasting for several years.

Demerit Points

While demerit points are not directly applied for driving under suspension, the accumulation of points from other violations that led to the suspension can further complicate your situation. Each point can contribute to higher insurance rates and closer scrutiny from law enforcement.

Navigating the Legal Process

The legal journey following a charge for driving under suspension in Ontario involves a complex and often daunting process, from your initial court appearance to the final resolution. Understanding this process and effectively navigating through it requires not only a comprehensive grasp of traffic law but also strategic legal representation.

Initial Court Appearance

It's crucial to recognize that the first court date indicated on your summons is not your trial date but rather a preliminary hearing. This stage is critical for setting the tone of your defense and understanding the prosecution's case against you.

Subsequent Legal Proceedings

The path to resolving your case may involve multiple court appearances, negotiations, and possibly a trial. Each step requires meticulous preparation and a deep understanding of legal strategies and procedural rules.

TTAS Involvement

Engaging TTAS means you're not navigating this process alone. Our legal team takes an active role in every phase of your case:

  • Assessment: We start by thoroughly assessing the specifics of your charge and the circumstances of your suspension to identify the strongest possible defense strategies.
  • Representation: TTAS provides professional representation at every court appearance, ensuring your rights are protected and your case is presented effectively.
  • Negotiation: With our extensive experience, we can negotiate on your behalf to potentially reduce charges, minimize penalties, or even achieve a dismissal where feasible.
  • Guidance: Throughout the process, we offer expert guidance to help you make informed decisions, demystifying legal jargon and procedures.

Why Going It Alone Is Risky

Attempting to handle your driving under suspension charge without experienced legal representation can significantly jeopardize your case. The intricacies of traffic law, combined with the procedural nuances of court proceedings, can be overwhelming. Without the proper legal strategy, individuals risk facing the maximum penalties, including the severe financial burdens of fines and increased insurance premiums, not to mention extended license suspensions.

Begin Your Defence Journey With TTAS

  • Step 1: Free, confidential case evaluation to understand your options.
  • Step 2: Personalized defence strategy tailored to your specific case.
  • Step 3: Professional representation in court, aiming for the best possible outcome.

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With TTAS, you’re not alone. If you got a ticket for driving with a suspended license now is the time to get the experienced legal support you need. Contact us today to start your defence and take the first step towards safeguarding your driving future.

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"Bob from TTAS Law Firm is an exceptional lawyer. Throughout my legal proceedings, Bob demonstrated an unparalleled level of expertise, professionalism, and dedication to my case.Thanks to Bob's strategic approach and effective communication, my experience with TTAS was seamless, culminating in the best possible outcome for my situation. Not only did Bob achieve the desired result, but he also ensured that I fully understood the process and implications along the journey."

Lianne Wouda

"Highly recommend. Bob help me in my stunt driving. Very responsive give me updates step by step. Finally I was surprised when he told me that the ticket is withdrawn with no fine, no conviction on my driving record , no demerit points and no court order suspension for my driver’s license . If you have a traffic ticket don’t hesitate to contact him."

Hadia Niayesh

"Bob, I can't express enough gratitude for your outstanding help with my speeding ticket. Thanks to your expertise, my case was not only successfully withdrawn but also came with the added bonus of no demerit points. I'll be wholeheartedly recommending your services to my family and friends. Your assistance has been truly invaluable. Thank you once again for your exceptional support."


While visiting Ottawa I was charged with careless driving. I was emotionally devastated as it was my first ticket in almost 40 years. My initial thought had been to just pay the fine until I realized that it came with six demerit points and a whole host of other issues. I called TTAS and Bob responded quickly. He was able to put me at ease immediately. I chose TTAS because of Bob and his knowledge and experience with Ottawa. He took over and I truly was able to put the issue to the back of my mind until Bob called with a very favourable result (no demerit points, no insurance impact).


I had been travelling from Toronto to Ottawa and wouldn't have been able to represent myself in court for a speeding ticket without driving another 7 hours back up to Ottawa. This drive has long stretches of single lane roads and unfortunately while speeding up to make a pass I was pulled over. I found TTAS via google search, read some of the reviews, and decided to trust Bob and his team with my case. Rest assured, contacting Bob was a great decision, he is responsive, professional, competent in his work, and delivered fantastic results. Highly recommended for anyone looking for representation in traffic court!

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I had been travelling from Toronto to Ottawa and wouldn't have been able to represent myself in court for a speeding ticket without driving another 7 hours back up to Ottawa. This drive has long stretches of single lane roads and unfortunately while speeding up to make a pass I was pulled over. I found TTAS via google search, read some of the reviews, and decided to trust Bob and his team with my case. Rest assured, contacting Bob was a great decision, he is responsive, professional, competent in his work, and delivered fantastic results. Highly recommended for anyone looking for representation in traffic court!

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Bob is an excellent lawyer and I would highly recommend him to anyone who needs a legal professional to represent their best interests in a court of law. As someone who is a layman to the legal system, Bob did an excellent job in walking me through the legal process and handled the defence of my case as well as could have been hoped for. He has likely saved me thousands of dollars in potential insurance fees, therefore his service more than paid for itself. If you're ever in an unlucky situation like I found myself in, don't make the mistake of representing yourself: Better Call Bob!

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Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have questions about fighting driving under suspension tickets? You're in the right place. Our FAQs provide insights into common concerns and how TTAS can assist you.

What is the cost of contesting a driving under suspension ticket?

TTAS utilizes a block fee structure for legal representation, which means you'll know upfront the total cost of our services without worrying about hourly rates. The cost can vary depending on the complexity of your case and the specific services required. For detailed pricing, please visit our pricing page.

If I didn't know my license was suspended, can I still be penalized?

Yes, you can still be penalized for driving under suspension even if you were unaware of the suspension at the time. The law expects drivers to be aware of their license status. However, the circumstances surrounding your lack of knowledge might influence the defense strategy and potentially the outcome of your case.

How does the length of my suspension affect the penalties I face for driving under suspension?

The duration of your original suspension can influence the severity of penalties for driving under suspension. Typically, penalties escalate with the gravity of the underlying reasons for suspension, such as repeat offenses or suspensions due to criminal convictions. TTAS can help analyze your specific situation and advise on potential legal strategies that consider the length and reason for your suspension.

What defences are available for a driving under suspension charge?

Several defences might be applicable, depending on the circumstances of your case. These can include proving a lack of knowledge about the suspension (if you weren’t properly notified), or arguing the necessity of driving in an emergency. TTAS’s legal team can assess the details of your charge to identify the most effective defence approach, aiming to reduce penalties or seek case dismissal.

Will fighting a driving under suspension ticket affect my future insurance rates?

Successfully contesting a driving under suspension ticket with the assistance of TTAS may help avoid the conviction that could lead to increased insurance premiums. If the charge is reduced or dismissed, it may not impact your insurance rates as severely as a full conviction would. Our goal is to mitigate the long-term financial impacts of your current legal situation by advocating for the best possible outcome in your case.

Still have questions?

If your question wasn't covered in our FAQs or if you need more specific guidance tailored to your situation, we're here to help. Don't hesitate to reach out to us directly. Our team at TTAS is ready to provide you with the answers and support you need to navigate your traffic ticket concerns.

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