Driving Offenses

There are many different types of driving offences. Driving offences are dealt with by the Ontario Court of Justice, Criminal Court or the Ontario Court of Justice, Provincial Offences Court, depending on the type of offence.

Some of the Driving Offences that would be dealt with by the Ontario Court of Justice, Criminal Court are:

Drive while disqualified, (Criminal)
Impaired Operation of a motor Vehicle
Impaired Care and Control of a Motor vehicle
Refusing to Provide a Breath Sample
Fines and/or jail sentences will vary depending on each individual case.

You must choose one of the following three options within 15 days of receiving an Offence Notice. If you fail to exercise any of the three choices within the 15 day period, or if you do not appear for trial, you may be deemed as not disputing the charge and a Justice may enter a conviction in your absence.
For your convenience and to save time, you may call the court office in advance for an appointment with the Prosecutor;

Remember, you must choose one of the 3 options above within 15 days of receiving your Offence Notice.

A summons to a defendant is an official court document that requires a person to attend court. There is no fine that can be paid in lieu of attending court. You, or your Agent, or your Counsel, must appear on the date and time and at the place indicated on the face of the summons.