On July 24, 2013, I was driving to work on a spare tire took a sharp corner and my spare tire popped off, ruining my car. While I was waiting for my dad to come to the site, an old lady had already called the cops and told them I was careless driving. Within a few minutes, the cops came to the site and he charged me with careless driving. I didn't hit anybody or anything. At the time, I only had my G2 license with no prior tickets or accidents.
I was convicted on September 10, 2013, with Careless Driving a 30-day suspension and a fine. I'm an idiot and didn't know what to do, I also didn't pay attention to any suspension letters - so I didn't surrender my license. Thinking that my license would just automatically be suspended itself and I could pick up a new one in 30 days. Keep in mind, my car was old and when the tire popped off, it ruined my axle and the damage was already more than the cars worth, which made it a write-off. So I didn't have a car after my conviction, no need to drive around.
My mom, also not knowing much, decided to help her son out by paying for my ticket. So she paid around $500 for the ticket. Stupid move, I know.
I then moved to another city and didn't need a car, or insurance. So it was the least of my worries. I didn't even go to a ServiceOntario to get my new license because I didn't have a need for it and thought I could just have it reissued at any time after my 30-day suspension is over. So a couple months later, in April 2014 I visited a ServiceOntario and was told I never surrendered my license, therefore, I need to hand it in now and wait for another 30-days...so a month later, May 2014 I was reissued my license.
I ordered my driving abstract (find below):
OFFENCE DATE 2013/07/24
2013/09/24 SUSPENDED UNTIL MAY 4, 2014 ,
DEMERIT POINTS - NOVICE ESCALATING SUSPENSION.
SUSPENSION NO. 3139366
2014/05/04 REINST - SUSP. EXPIRED OR RESCINDED
SUSPENSION NO. 3139366
CURRENT DEMERIT POINTS TOTAL 00
****** END OF RECORD/FIN DU DOSSIER ******
1. Is there any way I can get a lawyer to open up this case once again to help clear it or reduce the offense, after the fact that the ticket has been paid?
2. Initially, I was told I had a 30-day suspension. Since I never surrendered my license until 8 months later...does that mean by suspension went from 30-day to 9 months on my record?
3. What is a novice escalating suspension?
4. What does it mean by Current Demerit Points Total 00? Did they reduce my demerit points from 6 (the usual careless driving points) to 0?
Any answers or advice would be greatly appreciated.