Even a few traffic tickets can instigate a process here the Government prohibits you from driving. The charge of Driving While Prohibited is considered among the most serious driving offenses in the Motor Vehicle Act. It is one of the few offenses where jail is mandatory in certain circumstances.
The defenses in Driving While Prohibited cases are technical and typically very complex. Nevertheless, with the right defense strategy many Driving While Prohibited cases are successfully challenged.
Re: Drive While Prohibited (Client 3503)
Lawyer: Paul C. Doroshenko
Acumen Law client charged with driving while prohibited due to an indefinite suspension.
Client stopped by the RCMP in Richmond who determine right away that the client is prohibited from driving in British Columbia. They seize his Alberta drivers license, his vehicle and forward a charge of Driving While Prohibited. Paul Doroshenko conducted the trial.
HELD: NOT GUILTY
At trial in Richmond provincial court evidence is called demonstrating that the accused was operating under an officially induced error. ICBC representatives told him that he “was good” and he concluded that he was okay to drive. There is a reasonable doubt as to whether he had the requisite mental state to commit the offense. Not guilty.