I only have my G1 and no issuance, I rear ended someone, his rear bumper was slightly damaged nothing serious. my car was more damaged. he came out and said wtf and wanted to see my license and said pull over. I panicked cause i didn't have a g2 and was afraid of calling my parents and telling them i crashed. they had no idea i took the car out. So i drove away and went home, not knowing what to do. Cops found and came to my house. they asked me questions i answered them cooperatively. In the end i was charged with 1) careless driving 2) failed to remain and 3) g1 driver with no accompanying license driver. They told me i had to go to court or would be arrested. i know i pretty much *EDIT* up and made the worst decision of leaving the scene of accident but i panicked and was not thinking straight.
What should i do and what are my options. I'm a good kid who just made a dumb decision, have no record at all. what potential fines/penalties/charges can I face and is there anyway i can get any of them dropped?
Please help and advise.
Former Ontario Police Officer. Advice will become less relevant as the time goes by !
Careless Driving - Mandatory $400-$2000 fine, possibility of up to 6 months in jail, mandatory 6 demerit points, possible suspension up to 2 years.
Fail to Remain - Mandatory $400-$2000 fine, possibility of up to 6 months in jail, mandatory 7 demerit points, possible suspension up to 2 years.
G1 without Accompanying Driver - I believe it's a 30 day suspension along with a fine I couldn't tell you the exact amount of.
Novice Driver Escalating Sanctions- You're considered a novice driver. If you're convicted of all three of these charges, your license will be cancelled. You have two charges carrying 4 or more demerit points and one charge that violates your driving restrictions. First offense carries a 30 day suspension, Second offense is 90 days, Third offense is cancellation. Start from scratch. No credit for time already spent in G1.
Any insurance coverage on the vehicle is considered void since you aren't lawfully allowed to operate a vehicle by yourself.
Go find a professional.
I assume you meant no insurance. Is this car in your name or are you saying you're just not on your parents policy?cody123 wrote:I can appreciate anyone's help but here's what happened
I only have my G1 and no issuance.