Is dangerous driving a criminal offence in Alberta?
This service is provided by Calgary Legal Guidance funded in part by the Alberta Law Foundation. This topic will deal with the offence under the Criminal Code of Canada, dangerous driving. Dangerous driving is a serious offence where your driving shows a reckless disregard for public safety.
Does the Criminal Code apply in Alberta?
The Court of Queen’s Bench of Alberta is a superior court of criminal jurisdiction, with the power to try any indictable offence under the Criminal Code of Canada.
What section is dangerous driving a Criminal Code of Canada?
Dangerous driving means driving in a way that endangers other people, and it is a serious criminal offence under section 320.13 of the Canadian Criminal Code. If you have been charged with a criminal offence such as dangerous driving, it is important to hire an experienced criminal defence lawyer as soon as possible.
Is dangerous driving a criminal offence in Canada?
The Criminal Code of Canada defines ‘dangerous driving’ as a serious offence where a driver handles a motor vehicle in a manner that’s hazardous to public safety.
What happens if you get charged with dangerous driving?
Receiving a dangerous driving charge is the most serious motoring offence that can be committed without causing death or injury. If you are convicted, you face the possibility of being sent to prison for up to two years, and you will be disqualified from driving for a minimum of twelve months.
What is the sentence for dangerous driving?
What are the penalties for dangerous driving?
|Offence||Maximum penalty||Penalty points|
|Dangerous driving||2 years’ imprisonment Unlimited fine Obligatory disqualification||3 to 11 (if exceptionally not disqualified)|
|Careless and inconsiderate driving||Unlimited fine Discretionary disqualification||3 to 9|
Do provinces have their own Criminal Code?
Yes, the provinces in Canada have an important role in criminal law. While the federal government has exclusive jurisdiction to enact criminal law, the provinces have the authority to administer the criminal law.
How long does dangerous driving stay on your criminal record?
Five years from the date of conviction when a driving disqualification is imposed (unless the disqualification is for longer than five years)* One year after the date of conviction when the court imposed a fine.
Do you get a criminal record for dangerous driving?
The following are motoring offences that are imprisonable and will go on a criminal record: Dangerous driving. Drink driving.
Will I go to jail for dangerous driving?
Does dangerous driving always attend court?
Cases of dangerous driving where other drivers are at risk of harm will always be sentenced in court.