Most people think a simple fine is the only punishment for all driving offences. Often times this is not the case. The Criminal code of Canada explains “dangerous driving” and how a charge could be laid for: accidents that lead to serious injury or even death, driving that could be considered aggressive, impaired driving, or even excessive speeding.
Criminal Code of Canada – Definition of Dangerous Driving
- (1) Every one commits an offence who operates
(a) a motor vehicle in a manner that 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;
What could the Vaughan Criminal Lawyers at Capulli Law do for you?
Dangerous driving offences are very common in criminal law. One reason for this is the Criminal Code is very vague about dangerous driving. As a result the police have a large amount of discretion to lay charges.
The penalties for dangerous driving depend on the situation. If someone sustains a major injury, upon conviction the crown could seek as much as 10 years in jail. This could be dramatically increased if there is a death. In other situations dangerous driving could result in a license suspension. Keep in mind that any type of dangerous driving conviction could have a substantial impact on your life. Your employment could be affected by your inability to drive. It is important to hire skilled and effective dangerous driving lawyer in Vaughan. At Capulli Law, our Vaughan Criminal Lawyers have the passion and desire to defend your dangerous driving case. We have the knowledge and skill required to get you results. Our Vaughan Criminal lawyers will put your needs first and keep you properly informed throughout the whole process. Call us today at (647) 504-6878 if you, a friend or a loved one has been charged with dangerous driving.