If you have a poor driving record, an ICBC Adjudicative Representative may send you a Notice of Intent to Prohibit. This notice is a warning that your licence will be suspended, usually for between 1 and 24 months. At this point you have two options. One, accept the decision and agree to have your licence suspended for a period of time, or two, file an Application for Review and try to have the suspension cancelled or reduced.

Your application will usually be heard by a Reviewing Officer, and that person will consider several factors including your driving record over the last five years, any previous driving infractions and the seriousness of those infractions, and any previous interactions that you have had with the Adjudicator. However, each review is decided on a case by case basis, and it is important that you set yourself apart during this process. You can do this by submitting a letter to the Reviewing Officer explaining why your suspension should be cancelled or reduced. If you have legal representation, your lawyer can send a letter on your behalf as well.

The consequences of losing your licence, even temporarily, can be severe. Your income, business, and employees may rely on your ability to drive. If you are a recipient of a Notice of Intent to Prohibit, consider your options and the implications.

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