Traffic tickets: Motorists are fined, given demerit points and even summons to appear on exceeding speed limit. The cost is not only paying the given fine, but also the resulting increase in the insurance premium for the automobile. Upon getting a traffic ticket for speeding, one has to file the ticket for trial. This has to be done within the specified time. One may choose to challenge the ticket or request for amended charge with reduced fine. The number of demerit points with the fine may vary based on the speed.
Every person is guilty of the offence of driving carelessly who drives a vehicle or street car on a highway without due care and attention or without reasonable consideration for other persons using the highway and on conviction is liable to a fine of not less than $400 and not more than $2,000 or to imprisonment for a term of not more than six months, or to both, and in addition his or her licence or permit may be suspended for a period of not more than two years.
This is governed by the Compulsory Automobile Insurance Act Compulsory automobile insurance
Subject to the regulations, no owner or lessee of a motor vehicle shall,
- Operate the motor vehicle; or
- Cause or permit the motor vehicle to be operated, on a highway unless the motor vehicle is insured under a contract of automobile insurance. 1994, c. 11, s. 383; 1996, c. 21, s. 50 (3).
If you are charged with Stunt driving, it is important to seek proper legal assistance to fight this ticket or to seek amended charge to reduce your fine, and to reduce demerit points. Should you feel that you require our legal representation, do not hesitate to contact His Masters Legal Services Professional Corporation at 416-757-2525.
Appealing your ticket
Have you been wrongfully convicted? Were you unprepared or unrepresented at trial?
Unhappy with the sentence imposed by the court? You have to be able to show the appeal court judge where the original hearing, justice of the peace made an error in law or that they made an error in fact or the conviction was unreasonable and cannot be supported by the evidence.
Other Traffic Tickets
Many Torontonians have had the experience. You get caught speeding and slapped with a fine. Then in court, the cost to pay the ticket rocketed. Speeding tickets are the worst. Speeding is a “strict liability offence” meaning that once the police and prosecution have made out the fact that the driver was speeding then the defendant is liable and responsible. Failure to signal one’s intention about turn or coming to a stop may result in getting a ticket. Such an unsafe action would affect the driver with demerit points and fines. Should you feel that you require our legal representation, do not hesitate to contact His Masters Legal Services Professional Corporation at 416-757-2525.