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Criminal Code Driving Offences

If you plead guilty and are convicted of any criminal code driving offence, you will be subject to a driving prohibition ordered by the court, as well as a mandatory driving suspension issued by the province. The prohibitions and suspensions are concurrent, meaning that they run together at the same time. For some, the Ignition Interlock program may be avoidable after you have completed at least three months or more of the prohibition and suspension.

Dangerous Driving

249(1)

 5 years or summary

Discretionary

1 year

Dangerous CBH

249(3)

10 years

Discretionary

5 years

Dangerous Death

249(4)

14 years

Discretionary

5 years

Flight from Police

249.1

 5 years or summary

Discretionary

1 year

Flight CBH

249.1 (4)(a)

14 years

Discretionary

5 years

Flight Death

249.1 (4)(b)

Life

Discretionary

5 years

Criminal Negligence Cause Death Street Racing

249.2

Life

Jail term + 1 year*

5 years

Criminal Negligence

CBH – Street Race

249.3

14 Years

First: Jail term + 1-10 year

Sec: Jail term + 2-10 years

Third: Jail term + 3 years

5 years

Dangerous Driving

Street Racing

249.4

First: 1-3 years

Second: 2-5 years

Third: jail term + 3 years

5 years

Dangerous Driving

Street Racing CBH

249.4(3)

14 years

First: jail term + 1-10 year

Sec: jail term + 2-10 years

5 years

Dangerous Driving

Street Race/Death

249.4(4)

14 years

Jail term +1-10 years*

5 years

*** Prior related conviction may lead to lifetime driving prohibition from Court

Fail to Stop

Accident

252

5 years or summary

Discretionary

1 year

Fail to Stop

Accident Bodily Harm

252(1.2)

10 years

Discretionary

5 years

Fail to Stop

Accident Death

252(1.3)

Life

Discretionary

5 years

Impaired Driving/

Drive over 80/

Care and control

253(1)(a)

253(1)(b)

First - $1000 fine

Sec – 30 days

Third – 120 days

5 years or 

Summary 18 months

1-3 years/interlock 3 mos

2-5 years/interlock 6 mos

3 years/interlock 12 mos

1 year

3 years

5 years

Impaired Driving/

Drive over 80 CBH

255(2)/

255(2.1)

10 years

Discretionary

5 years

Refusal CBH

255(2.2)

10 years

Discretionary

5 years

Impaired Driving/

Drive over 80 Death

255(3)/

255(3.1)

Life

Discretionary

5 years

Refusal Death

255(3.2)

Life

Discretionary

5 years

Drive Disqualified

259(4)


Discretionary

6 months

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