Traffic tickets may seem like no big deal but they are. If you simply pay the ticket, its the equivalent to pleading guilty. That means you get convicted of the charge. Convictions lead to demerit points, possible license suspensions, and an increase in insurance premiums. If you’re a Novice driver, its even worse. With a G1, G2, M1, M2, M1-L or M2-L licence you have a more limited pool of demerit points than a full G or M licence. If you receive 6 or more demerit points you may have to attend an interview to discuss your driving record. At this meeting, you will need to provide reasons why your licence should not be suspended.
At 9 or more demerit points a G2 licence will be automatically suspended for 60 days. A G2 licence is also subject to automatic suspension for conviction of any charge carrying 4 or more demerit points under the new ‘escalating sanctions’ that went into effect as of August 2010. The first occurrence is a 30-day licence suspension, second occurrence is a 90-day licence suspension, and after the third occurrence, the licence is cancelled and the driver must re-apply for a G1/M1. Often a 3 demerit point speeding charge can be reduced to a lesser 0 demerit point offence or be eliminated outright at Court. Call our toll-free number at 1-888-XPOLICE to book an appointment and receive a free consultation to find out how we can help with your case.