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    Hello all,

    I have a friend who wanted advice. My friend was charged with 94(2) of the Alberta Highway Traffic Safety Act, which is Driving while Suspended, so it's not a criminal charge. He received a DUI in 2016, and was suspended for one year. Even though he was eligible for reinstatement from the Driver Licensing, he foolishly took his chances and was pulled over. Now he must go to court to face the ticket. He is looking at a penalty of up to $2000 and an additional 6 month suspension, plus higher insurance premiums. The officer who pulled him over just towed his vehicle, and did not impound it for 30 days. Is there any way he could plead it down to a lesser charge, and hire a lawyer, or should he just ask the Justice of the Peace for mercy. I've heard fines are usually $500-10000 in Alberta. Has anyone been in this predicament before, and what was the result?

    Thanks for your help.

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    My advice?

    Upgrade your friends.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buster View Post
    My advice?

    Upgrade your friends.
    With a name like AlbertaCowboy, half his friends are probably suspended at any given time. Lol

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    Not sure why your "friend"didn't just ask a lawyer or POINTTS instead of asking you for advice and then getting you to make an account on here, then get you to relay third hand information back to him from people who mightn't know what they are talking about and then relay answers or clarifications back to here.

    Seems less than efficient.
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    Tell him to get his license back before it goes to court. The judge may not resuspend it. Be prepared to pay the full fine. He will give you 6 months to pay.

    Source. I fought a bylaw ticket a few months ago and saw this exact situation play out.
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    Im the one with a learning disability....

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtsniffer View Post
    Tell him to get his license back before it goes to court. The judge may not resuspend it. Be prepared to pay the full fine. He will give you 6 months to pay.

    Source. I fought a bylaw ticket a few months ago and saw this exact situation play out.
    A bylaw ticket is a bit different situation then the OP's example, no?
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    Quote Originally Posted by speedog View Post
    A bylaw ticket is a bit different situation then the OP's example, no?
    Sounds like the person before him was fighting the same ticket that OP got.
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    ^exactly. This was just something I observed while waiting for my case.
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    Im the one with a learning disability....

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtsniffer View Post
    Tell him to get his license back before it goes to court. The judge may not resuspend it. Be prepared to pay the full fine. He will give you 6 months to pay.

    Source. I fought a bylaw ticket a few months ago and saw this exact situation play out.
    Thank you so much. I will tell my friend to get on this right away.

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