DANGEROUS DRIVING MEANS:
The Criminal Code of Canada makes it an offence to drive or operate a motor vehicle in a manner that is dangerous to the public. To determine if the driving is dangerous, the section states that the court must consider all of the circumstances of the actions of the accused, such as;
the nature, conditions and the use of the place the amount of traffic that is or might be expected to be present was there a danger to the public, who either were present or, who might have been present, including for example a passenger in the car. the court also has to consider the mental element of the charge, did the driver plan on doing the act. that there be some proof of an intention to operate a motor vehicle in away which would be a departure from the standard care that a normal driver would be expected to act.
The offence of Dangerous Driving has to be committed involving a motor vehicle as described in the Criminal Code, which is any vehicle that is pushed, pulled or driven by an engine of any sort. Penalties for Dangerous Driving;
a criminal record for life, an automatic one-year drivers licence suspension, and the possibility of jail fine probation at least a 100% jump in your insurance rates for at least five (5) years
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249(1) Criminal Code of Canada
- . 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; (b) a vessel or any water skis, surf-board, water sled or other towed object on or over any of the internal waters of Canada or the territorial sea of Canada, in a manner that is dangerous to the public, having regard to all the circumstances, including the nature and condition of those waters or sea and the use that at the time is or might reasonably be expected to be made of those waters or sea; (c) an aircraft in a manner that is dangerous to the public, having regard to all the circumstances, including the nature and condition of that aircraft or the place or air space in or through which the aircraft is operated; or (d) railway equipment in a manner that is dangerous to the public, having regard to all the circumstances, including the nature and condition of the equipment or the place in or through which the equipment is operated.
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All traffic ticket violations and Provincial offence summons are dealt within the Provincial court locations in Ontario. We have been providing legal services to all of Ontario in the GTA area for over 15 years.
Highway Traffic Act charges such as speeding or traffic violations;
Municipal by-law charges relating to excessive noise, animal control, or garbage disposal;
Charges laid under provincial legislation such as the Environmental Protection Act, the Occupational Health and Safety Act, the Dog Owners’ Liability Act or the Trespass to Property Act.