What length driving record will be relevant to prosecutor

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What length driving record will be relevant to prosecutor

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Hi there guys and gals,

So I’m planning on representing myself in court to try and get an early resolution or a Racing a Motor Vehicle charge. I’m trying to get my hands on a drivers abstract from the MTO so I can be absolutely certain about what the prosecutor will be looking at when he/she reviews my case. What I’m wondering is, will the prosecutor be considering convictions beyond 3 years? Beyond 5 years?

I’m debating whether I should order a 3 year or a 5 year abstract, so that’s why I ask.

Thanks in advance for your help.


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Every case i've been to at court had the drivers entire extract. Right from day one of their driving.


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Unread post by Passing Thru on

They will only be relying on a 3 year driving record, not back to the beginning of your record, unless you have criminal driving convictions related to driving, they will show up on the driving abstract presented at sentencing.


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Unread post by paul1913 on

For disclosure I print FULL driving history and let the crown decide what they will use..


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Unread post by Passing Thru on

I have only ever used a 3 year record. It isn't one that I print out but one applied for through the Ministry of Transportation which is signed and Certified under their Seal. I have never heard of a court accepting a printed copy made by a Police Officer as an exhibit for sentencing. Although you are correct, the entire record remains forever I have yet to see a court consider it except for exceptional circumstances.


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Unread post by paul1913 on

I have seen them accept the record when not under sign / seal of MTO. I've seen the crown ask the defendant if that is their record, says yes, and gets passed up ....


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Unread post by Passing Thru on

Certainly would make it easier for me but the Prosecutors I have wouldn't even consider it. If they see it isn't certified they will just hand it back and put in submissions as though it is the first offence.


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Unread post by VeraKeisey on

So you just go ahead, i second it.






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