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dumb mistakes, need advice

by: chewwy on
Thu May 13, 2010 1:23 am

Ok, I made a few dumb moves with regards to my validation sticker. I have a vehicle that has an expired validation sticker from 6 months ago (work has been hard to come by and I'm having a hard time paying for the driveclean fees as well as a few parking fines). we had to junk my wife's car (that was in my name) so I took the validation sticker from that car and put it on mine. Well needless to say, I got pulled over and am now facing some kind of court action, as well as an addition fine for driving with an expired sticker. Can you tell me what fees/actions I'm looking at and any helpful advice would be so appreciated. Also, the officer gave me a ticket for not having my driver's license on me but my wallet was stolen the week before and I tried to show them the record of my license that was sent to me (when they issue the license) but I got the ticket anyway. Thanks for any input you can give me.




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by: FyreStorm on
Thu May 13, 2010 6:01 pm

Guessing...

Use Validation Not Supplied for Vehicle
Fail to Surrender Licence

Correct?


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by: chewwy on
Fri May 14, 2010 12:26 am

No validation on plate, use of validation not furnished for vehicle (section 12(1)(e)) and fail to surrender licence.


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by: Simon Borys on
Fri May 14, 2010 5:30 am

Although the set fine no longer applies to a charge once it's gone to trial, prosecutors usually still ask for the set fine if they get a conviction, unless there is a record of prior convictions for similar or same offences.

Fail to surrender licence and no validation on plate are each $110 fines. Validation not furnished is a no set fine charge. In my experience, prosecutors in the region I used to work in usually asked for a $200 fine for a first offence.

Remember that this doesn't take into account the possibility of a plea bargain and the effect of a joint submission to the JP as to penalty, based on your limited financial resources.






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