failure to remain at the scene (under highway traffic act)
failure to report or return to a scene (under highway traffic act)
driving while suspended
failure to report change of address
I believe there was 2 more not sure of them at the moment will update when I get them from him.
He was also charged for a driving while suspended previously a few months back. He goes to court this Tuesday and the cop who gave him the tickets was an old friend and said he would go to court and help him out.
He was wondering if he should lawyer up and what to expect when he goes to court.
He went to court today and they told him to get a lawyer or seak legal advise before trial and rescheduled. He also found out that the person he hit hit someone else as a result of him hitting them.
I'm guessing them telling him to seak legal advice first means he is in a great deal of trouble? They only mentioned that one of his $1000 tickets would be dropped to $250 before the legal advice thing.
Not always. If someone gets something as simple as a speeding ticket and they are rather overwhelmed in court, they will sometimes give them more time to seek advice. They don't want confused people pleading out of confusion. It doesn't necessarily mean you're in heaps of trouble.redfire wrote:I'm guessing them telling him to seak legal advice first means he is in a great deal of trouble?
That being said, your friend is in heaps of trouble. In this case they've recommended legal advice because he's going to need it. He is facing jail time and thousands in fines. Find representation. Considering there's accidents involved, it could only be the beginning of his troubles.
Your family friend couldn't be more wrong.redfire wrote:He talked to a family friend who is a paralegal and they said since the charges are higway code or under higwat act or something there is no jailtime is this true?
Driving While Suspended (First Offense) - minimum fine of $1,000 to $5,000, up to six months in jail, or both. Mandatory six months will be added to your current suspension.
Driving While Suspended (Second Offense) - minimum fine of $2,000 to $5,000, up to six months in jail, or both. Mandatory six months will be added to your current suspension.
Failure to Remain - minimum fine of $200 to $1000, up to six months in jail, or both. Up to 2 years can be added to your suspension.