STUNT DRIVING CHARGE. Going at 153km on a highway! HELP!!!!!

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STUNT DRIVING CHARGE. Going at 153km on a highway! HELP!!!!!

by: Travelguru on
Thu Jan 17, 2019 5:41 pm

Hi, we were driving on a highway in the Napanee area and we got pulled by the officer. To make things short we were charged with stunt driving going at 153km on a highway, vehicle was towed away and kept for 7 days, license suspended for 7 days. OTT paralegal says that the persecutor can only take out the “stunt” driving but will still keep the limit to 153km. We aren’t happy about this because of the insurance and the amount we will have to pay. Any ideas on how we could fight this case? What should we expect ($) in terms of the insurance increase?
What are the questions we/paralegal could ask the court or the police officer to help with the case?
Any suggestions or ideas will be greatly appreciated.


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by: bend on
Sat Jan 19, 2019 3:35 am

Travelguru wrote:
Thu Jan 17, 2019 5:41 pm
Any ideas on how we could fight this case?
This is one of those charges where you hope to get a favorable plea deal. With a speed of 53 and a somewhat clean record, it's not uncommon for people to be offered speeding 49km over. It's the difference between a 5% surcharge on your insurance versus 100%. At the end of the day, the difference in insurance will be astronomical. If that's something they'd offer, take it and run.

Speeding over 50km is still considered a serious offense in terms of insurance. It's no different then where you are now.
Travelguru wrote:
Thu Jan 17, 2019 5:41 pm
What should we expect ($) in terms of the insurance increase?
100% surcharge and the possibility of being dropped.
Travelguru wrote:
Thu Jan 17, 2019 5:41 pm
What are the questions we/paralegal could ask the court or the police officer to help with the case?
Your paralegal is likely looking to get you a reduced charge. I wouldn't expect much more than that.


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