Im a holder of Ontario license from ottawa, I work in quebec montreal and have a car registered to my company with quebec plates. Last night I got pulled over because the car plates/registration was expired 10 days ago. I was asked to prove insurance,registration and license, I provided them and to my shock found that license as well was expired as of January 3rd 2012. I was unaware of the situation as I wasn't in ottawa to receive renewals. I got Fined 444$ for expired registration and 444$ for "driven a road vehicle without being the holder of a driver's license of the appropriate class" and had my car impounded for 30 days and impound and storage fees. I realize ignorance is no excuse but I genuinely was not aware of any of this, my issue at this point is not the tickets but I really need my car back, as I rely on my car for work. Is there anyway to get my car out before 30days? please any help or advise. thank you
Best I could find was this page on Quebec Automobile Insurance Corporation website (Quebec's MTO): http://www.saaq.gouv.qc.ca/en/driver_li ... eclaim.php
They have a form you can use to reclaim your vehicle early if it has been impounded for 30 days. Unfortunately the form states the following:
Not sure if there's any recourse through the Courts. And please note, I'm only going by what their website says. I have no personal experience/knowledge with Quebec impound laws.Vehicle seized because you were not the holder of a licence (no licence or expired licence).
If the vehicle was seized for this reason AND you were the driver, you cannot apply for the vehicle to be released from seizure.