If you have been charged with an administrative offence in Saskatchewan, you may be feeling confused and overwhelmed. Administrative offences are not criminal charges but can still have serious consequences. You need to know the penalties and what you are up against if you want to fight your case successfully. We can help you navigate the legal system and protect your best interests.
Administrative offences are semi-criminal, regulatory legal matters. Administrative offences can be prosecuted under the Traffic Safety Act, Aeronautics Act, Gaming and Liquor Act, Wildlife Act, Fisheries Act, Gaming and Liquor Act, and Fair Trade Act, to name a few. These offences can be as serious as impaired driving or selling alcohol without a license—but they can also be as minor as jaywalking. The penalties for administrative offences vary widely depending on the nature of the offence, who committed it, and whether any aggravating circumstances were involved. If you are found guilty, you will be fined and possibly face jail time.
If you are facing charges for an administrative offence, the defence team at Andrews Benko & Associates can help. We understand that these charges for administrative offences may seem minor at first glance, but they can sometimes have serious consequences for those who are convicted. If you have been charged with an administrative offence in Saskatchewan, contact us today.