Driving while prohibited


If you are caught driving a vehicle while you are prohibited from driving for any reason, whether it be due to a letter from RoadSafetyBC, a 24-hour prohibition, or any other driving prohibition, you will be charged with Driving While Prohibited.

Most people do not realize the seriousness of this. A conviction for Driving While Prohibited carries a minimum one year driving prohibition. A second offence carries a mandatory jail sentence, along with a further driving prohibition.

In addition to a driving prohibition and possible jail time, driving while prohibited results in the following:

  • You will have to attend court often several times.
  • You will receive 10 penalty points.
  • You will receive further financial penalties including the Penalty Points Premium and the Drivers Risk Premium (see above).
  • Your vehicle will be impounded.
  • If there is an accident, you will have no insurance and you will have to pay for all damage and injuries caused.

We regularly successfully defend people charged with Driving While Prohibited. If you get charged, call us immediately.