Like regular driving tickets, neither an IRP nor an ADP carries criminal charges, and therefore neither risks giving you a criminal record. But both can result in significant penalties. These can potentially include:
If you are required to participate in any of these programs, you will be required to personally pay the costs for them in addition to all the other fees. Ultimately, an IRP or ADP can wind up costing you thousands of dollars in fees. Driving while prohibited can lead to severe penalties, including large fines and a potential jail sentence.
However, if you are successful in your review, the IRP or ADP is completely removed from your driving record. Your licence will be reinstated at no cost to yourself, there will be no fines or monetary penalties, and the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia (ICBC) will pay for the cost of your vehicle impoundment. The difference between thousands of dollars in fees and none at all may boil down to one simple call to speak with a lawyer!