Is the newest kid on the block. This charge is being heavily enforced for Toronto traffic tickets and Ontario traffic tickets as a method of combating highway fatalities. Being charged under this section will result in an immediate 7 day suspension of your licence, the car you are driving towed and impounded and upon conviction 6 demerit points, a fine of $2000 to $10,000 dollars, a two year licence suspension and even jail time or both.
Driving Under Suspension
On a first offence a fine of $1000 to $5000 plus an automatic six months additional suspension of your driving privileges. On a second and any conviction thereafter a fine of $2000 to $5000 and even jail time. This is a very technical defence and there is a paper trail that has to be track. We do all this for you.
Speeding is an absolute liability offence. There is no excuse, in law to speed. Reasons like there was an emergency, my child had to go to the bathroom or I was late for a very important meeting, on the way to the hospital mean nothing in court. It is a very technical trial that should not be attempted by anyone other than a professional. Demerit points on speeding charges range from 3 points to 6 points.
Stop Signs and other Sign Charges
Stop signs and other sign charges carry demerit points ranging from 2 to 3 points, depending on the charge. Again simply stating I didn’t notice the sign or that it was a new sign and I am not familiar with that area will not help you at trial. We win most trials simply by listening to the evidence against you and looking for flaws in the evidence. If you don’t know what to listen for you will be convicted. And we can save all the points on these.
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Red and Amber Light Charges
These charges carry 3 demerit points and again unless you know what you are doing these charges are difficult to beat. Most people are not even aware you must stop for an amber light or a right turn red light! These trials are technical involving testing procedures by the Officer and distance/time factors versus kilometers per hour in order to win. We can save all the points on these.
This one is all about the Officer’s powers observation! It is simple, either you were wearing the belt or you weren’t. The charge carries 2 demerit points and is usually a trial matter. Child seatbelt matters are especially hard to deal with and recommend that you don’t go to court by yourself on these. We cascade the officer with a series of questions regarding his observations then frame it in a submission.
This charge is considered a “blanket charge” and is used by Officers mostly for accidents. It is a very serious charge that carries 6 demerit points. It is also possible for a suspension up to 2 years, even jail time or both! It is the second most serious charge in the Highway Traffic Act and a conviction will result in your insurance being cancelled. We take a very thorough look at this charge when we are hired.
Fail to Remain
This is one of the most serious charges in the Highway Traffic Act. On conviction you are liable to a fine of $200 to $1000, seven demerit points, possible fine and jail time and two year license suspension or both.
On a first offence the minimum fine is $5000 with a possible suspension of your license. A second offence the fine increases to $10,000.
Fail to stop for police
On conviction you are liable to a fine of not less than $1000 to $10000, 7 points, imprisonment for not more than six months or to both fine and imprisonment.
The above examples are just a small portion of the charges we deal with. There are many strategies that a professional paralegal will employ to win your case. Our goal in every case is to do the very best we can for our clients. Since the very beginning, All Traffic Tickets trusted professionals have built a solid reputation at court as honest, well respected and trial worthy legal representatives. Let your worries become our successes and we’ll both win!