Traffic Ticket Paralegals
Getting Professional Help
Are you going to fight the speeding ticket yourself or are you going to get professional help?
If you decide to fight the ticket yourself, it is best to take the time and effort to educate yourself.
Sometimes there is an advantage to having a qualified legal representative fight the ticket for you;
- You save your time.
- You save having to educate yourself about how to fight a speeding ticket.
- The paralegal knows the legal arguments and how to present them.
- The paralegal has experience and a background with the court.
If you do decide that you are going to have a professional help you, then make sure they are experienced and qualified in traffic court.
The Ontario colleges put out about 1000 new paralegals every year and you do not want someone who is straight out of school with no experience defending you.
OntarioSpeeding recommends OTT Legal as one of the highest reviewed speeding ticket paralegal firms in Ontario.
Summons to Appear
The police can issue a summons to appear in court for when;
- the officer wants the driver to appear before a Judge.
- the speed is high or the situation is grievous
- there is no out of court settlement for the amount of the speed.
- the offence date happened more than 30 days earlier and procedurally the officer has to use the summons.
Differences in Types of Tickets
The difference between the tickets is in the amount of the penalty that the judge may give the driver in traffic court, including a drivers licence suspension.
Part One Offence – Offence Notice
Traffic tickets issued under part one of the Provincial Offences Act of Ontario.
- most common type of speeding ticket
- penalty is the fine listed on the ticket
- must appear at the court and apply for a court date
- can pay the ticket and not appear in court if they wish
- demerit points are associated to the speed
Part One Offence – Summons to Appear
- has a court date on it
- must appear in court
- rarely given out by police officers
- maximum fine the judge can give is 500 dollars
- has the demerit points associated to the speed
- possible licence suspension for speeds over 50km/h
Part Three Offence – Summons to Appear
- maximum fine the judge can give is 12 dollars per kilometre over the limit