Dangerous Driving Lawyers Greater Toronto Area (GTA)
Defending You Against the Dangerous Driving Charge in the GTA
What is the dangerous driving charge?
- Operate a motor vehicle with a reckless disregard for the safety of others;
- Drive in a manner that poses a danger to the public in a public place; and
- Has the intent to commit the offence.
The current version of the offence titled “dangerous operation” reads that a person can be found guilty when they operate an automobile, vessel, boat, or any other conveyance in a way that poses a danger to the public.
What are the penalties for dangerous driving?
- If indicted, up to five years in jail (or a maximum penalty of 10 or 14 years if the defendant’s dangerous driving caused bodily injury or death, respectively); or
- A fine of up to $5,000.00 if charged with the summary conviction offence.
Penalties for dangerous operation pursuant to Section 320.13 include:
- Up to ten years in jail upon indictment; or
- Up to two years’ less a day for a summary conviction.
Depending on the circumstances of the offence, other types of punishment for the dangerous operation charge include:
- A suspension of a driver’s licence for up to 10 years
- DNA order
- Forfeiture of the vehicle
- Restitution order
If you were charged with driving dangerously in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA), contact our criminal lawyers at Lawyers From The Six to fight the charge. Our dangerous driving lawyers have years of experience in defending clients charged with dangerous driving in the GTA. Call 647-830-3083 to talk about your case.