Driving while disqualified is considered a serious event because, a judge has ordered the accused not to drive and the accused has wilfully disobeyed a judge’s order.
Most crown attorneys when initially reviewing drive disqualified charges will be thinking that a period of jail from thirty (30) to ninety (90) days is the appropriate penalty.
As well as a period in jail, the penalty for driving may also include:
- forfeiture of the motor vehicle
- increased terms of licence suspensions
- fines, and any other conditions or penalties that the court may consider reasonable