I had sent the cheque for the fine (failure to produce a valid pink slip ÃƒÂ¢Ã‚â‚¬Ã‚â€œ though the vehicle was insured, I just hadnÃƒÂ¢Ã‚â‚¬Ã‚â„¢t put the new pink slip in the car yet) at the end of June (during the Canada Post labour dispute) and didnÃƒÂ¢Ã‚â‚¬Ã‚â„¢t think another thing of it.
I was charged with drive while suspended (and for not having my new sticker on my truckÃƒÂ¢Ã‚â‚¬Ã‚Â¦ an oversight on my part ÃƒÂ¢Ã‚â‚¬Ã‚â€œ thought husband had done it ÃƒÂ¢Ã‚â‚¬Ã‚â€œ and totally my fault). Upon arriving home that night and checking the mailbox, I found the notice of suspension. My license had been suspended for less than a month and the letter had only just arrived in my mailbox.
IÃƒÂ¢Ã‚â‚¬Ã‚â„¢ve paid the fine, gotten my license reinstated and have a court date for November. I checked my bank records and see that the cheque never did come out of my account. In over 20 years of driving, the failure to produce the pink slip was only my 2nd ticket.
IÃƒÂ¢Ã‚â‚¬Ã‚â„¢m not sure what to do now. I canÃƒÂ¢Ã‚â‚¬Ã‚â„¢t afford to have my license suspended for 6 months as I live rurally and work in the city.
If the Crown is unwilling to offer a deal, legal representation would be recommended. As you've said, losing your licence is problematic, and the conviction would have a huge impact on your insurance rates.
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