Lawyer Sarah Leamon explains:
The law has some tough penalties for driving while prohibited. Until just a decade ago, a first offence meant you could go to jail!
The punishment is still quite serious. For a first offence of driving while prohibited, a driver in BC can expect to receive a $500 to $2,000 fine, up to six months’ jail time, AND be prohibited from driving for another 12 months.
For a second offence, you will go to jail for a minimum of two weeks for driving while prohibited, and have to pay another fine ranging from $500 to $2,000. Also, you’ll receive another 12 month driving prohibition on top.
Sounds severe? It’s a good thing the lawyers at Acumen Law Corporation have years of experience defending driving while prohibited allegations.