Driving While Prohibited
Driving while Prohibited is a serious offence in BC. If you operate a motor vehicle while prohibited from doing so, you may be charged with Driving While Prohibited under the Motor Vehicle Act or the Criminal Code, depending on the reason you were prohibited from driving.
This offence carries a mandatory minimum penalty of a one-year driving prohibition and a $500 fine for a first conviction. Your vehicle will be impounded for seven days and all costs related to the impoundment must be paid before the vehicle will be released. Subsequent convictions for these offences will likely result in increased penalties, including higher fines, longer driving prohibitions and possible jail time.
Although there are many possible defences to the charge of Driving While Prohibited, they are technical and each case is different. It is advisable to speak to a lawyer as soon as possible about your case. Our lawyers are extremely experienced in defending both these charges and have been very successful in having these charges dismissed or reduced on many occasions.
If you have been charged with or are being investigated for Driving While Prohibited, please contact us as soon as possible for a free and confidential consultation.