How We Help
We take your statement and evaluate it against the disclosure evidence we receive. We assess your possible outcomes and share our opinions with you. We review your driving abstract. We negotiate with the Crown and, if needed, run a trial. We also make all court appearances for you. Talk to us. Your first consultation is always free.
The Real Problem With Tickets
The number of demerits attached to your ticket varies depending on the offence. For example: a ticket for disobeying a traffic control device has 2 demerits, while one for careless driving has 6. A person with a Class 5 licence will have their licence suspended when they reach 15 demerit points. A GDL licence will be suspended when the driver reaches 8 demerit points.
Demerits stay on a person’s licence for 2 years, and the conviction remains for 3 years. The conviction is what the insurance companies base their insurance charges on. As we understand, the cost of your insurance is determined by your driving abstract, which shows your accumulated convictions. Too many demerits will cause you to be suspended, and then you may be required to appear before the Alberta Transportation Safety Board. Further suspensions to a person’s driver’s licence may come from the courts, the Alberta Government, or the Alberta Transportation Safety Board.
After your driver’s licence suspension is over and you have paid your reinstatement fee, you will still have demerit points on your licence, 7 points for a Class 5 licensed driver, 3 points for a GDL driver. We can help you by attending the Alberta Transportation Safety Board appearance with you and speaking on your behalf to help get your licence reinstated.
Did you know that convictions from other provinces will transfer back to your Alberta driving abstract? We can help you across Canada. In the case of GDL licence holders, two suspensions will put you before the Alberta Transportation Safety Board; and for the Class 5 driver, three suspensions in two years will get you a visit with the Alberta Transportation Safety Board.
Class 1 drivers are the same as Class 5 drivers, except that the Class 1 driver’s convictions transfer to the profile of the driver’s company. This profile has an effect on the company’s insurance rates. A Class 1 driver’s convictions, therefore, can cost a driver his job.
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Demerit Point Schedule:
- Failing to remain at the scene of an accident. 7 Points
- Careless driving - Racing. 6 Points
- Exceeding Speed limit by more than 50 km/h. 6 Points
- Failing to stop for a school bus. 6 Points
- Failing to stop for a peace officer. 5 Points
- Failing to yield to a pedestrian in a crosswalk. 4 Points
- Following too closely. 4 Points
- Exceeding speed limit by more than 30 km/h. 4 Points
- Driving left of center. 3 Points
- Driving wrong way on a one-way highway. 3 Points
- Exceeding speed limit by more than 15 km/h 3 Points
- Improper turns, Traffic lane violation. 2 Points