Criminal Code Convictions

Violating Other Sections of the Criminal Code

If you violate certain sections of the Criminal Code of Canada other than those dealing with impaired driving, your licence also can be suspended. The types of crimes for which you will be banned from driving in Alberta include:  

  • Homicide
  • Manslaughter
  • Offence involving bodily harm or death
  • Leaving the scene of an accident or Failing to stop at the scene of an accident
  • Dangerous operation of motor vehicles, vessels and aircraft
  • Criminal negligence causing death
  • Criminal negligence causing bodily harm
  • Dangerous driving
  • Flight from police 

The Court and the Driver’s Control Board determine how long your licence will be suspended. They have the discretion to ban you from driving for 5 years or longer if they deem it necessary.

Getting your licence back is the same as described in the Impaired Driving section, but you won’t have to take alcohol-related courses, like “Planning Ahead” or “Impact.”


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