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fail to surrender permit for motor vehicule

Posted: Thu Apr 26, 2012 2:09 pm
by monsefomar
My wife was driving my car and was waiting at the light to make a left turn.
She made a left after it turned red and the police gave her a $350 ticket.
He also gave her $110 ticket for fail to surrender permit for motor vehicule, my wife had the ownership of the with stickers on it.
can you help.

Re: fail to surrender permit for motor vehicule

Posted: Thu Apr 26, 2012 5:42 pm
by Stanton
Without more details it’s very difficult to provide any specific help. Normally the best course of action is to request disclosure and see what the evidence against your wife is. With two charges, it’s quite likely if you meet with the Crown they’ll drop one in exchange for a guilty plea on the other. Just read through the forums and you’ll get some good general advice.

In regards to the red light charge, one important consideration is if your wife was already in the intersection or not when the light turned red. If she had already entered the intersection and was waiting to turn when the light turned red, the charge is incorrect. It’s only illegal to enter the intersection on a red light, not to finish your turn if you’re already in the intersection.
In regards to the second charge, I’m not sure I understand why your wife was charged. If she had a valid ownership (meaning stickers on the plate and back of the permit), she shouldn’t have been charged.