While it may seem minor, driving while disqualified is considered a criminal offence in Saskatchewan. Because this an easy charge to prove that can come with harsh penalties, you should contact a criminal defence lawyer as soon as you can. We understand the stress that comes with facing these charges. We will ensure your rights are protected and you get the best possible outcome.
If you lose your driver's licence for any reason, you can't legally drive until it's reinstated. That means that if the police pull you over and find out you have no valid driver's licence, they will arrest and charge you. If caught driving while disqualified, you will face penalties under Saskatchewan's Traffic Safety Act and, depending on the situation, the Criminal Code of Canada. Under the Traffic Safety Act, your vehicle will be impounded for 30 days, you will be further disqualified from driving, and any insurance claims with SGI will be denied. Under the Criminal Code, you could face a $5000 fine and/or up to 5 years in prison, depending on your case.
If you have been charged with driving while disqualified, the team at Andrews Benko & Associates is here to help. We have experience in this area of law and will be able to guide you through each step of the process. Our lawyers have successfully represented clients charged with driving while disqualified for many years, and we know how to get results for our clients. Contact us today.