Distracted Driving – Cell Phone Offences

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DISTRACTED DRIVING

Ticket Shield is able to defend you against Distracted Driving charges anywhere in Ontario.  The charge are often noted on the ticket as “Drive – Handheld Communication Device” or some variant of that depending on what type of device was being used.  These charges are often related to use of a cell phone, GPS or other handheld electronic device.  Holding a mobile communication or entertainment device in your hand is often enough to be convicted of the offence – even if you were not using it.

Penalty:

  • Set Fine: $490.00
  • Demerit Points: 3
  • Licence Suspension for Novice Licence Holders (G1/G2)
  • Additional Penalties: A conviction on your driving record for at least 3 years

Should I Fight the Distracted Driving Charge?

Most definitely.  Distracted Driving charges can seriously affect your insurance premiums.  While they do not carry any points, the conviction alone can cause your rates to increase.

How will Ticket Shield help you fight your Distracted Driving ticket?

Ticket Shield spends the necessary time on your case with the purpose of eliminating the charges completely by having them withdrawn or dismissed. If this is not possible, we will negotiate with the prosecutors to shield your record, protect your license from being suspended, negotiate for the lowest fine available, and ultimately, keep your insurance rates as low as possible.  Since the Distracted Driving laws are still relatively new, case law is constantly evolving, and new defences become available constantly.  Ticket Shield is up to date with the new court decisions, changes to the law, and ultimately, what defences are available.

Ticket Shield begins preparing your defence with requesting a disclosure pack from the prosecutors.  We make a very specific request that requires them to provide the Police Officer’s notes, witness reports, radar manuals and calibration notes (if applicable), and any other relevant evidence that they plan to use against you.  By obtaining these documents prior to your court date, we can review them with you if we have any questions, and prepare a defence based on all of the information.

We are available to speak with you for a FREE consultation at 1-855-561-3699 toll-free, email us at info@ticketshield.ca OR Request a quote online: Here.