Why Fight a Traffic Ticket?
Insurance Rates -
"Will my insurance go up?" Once you pay a traffic ticket in Ontario you are pleading guilty to the offence and it will immediately show up on your driving record for your insurance company to see. Even if you don't win you will still have the luxury of postponing the traffic ticket charge from appearing on your driving record by fighting it. This is especially helpful when you have a traffic ticket that will be coming off of your record in a few months, avoiding multiple traffic convictions that could affect your insurance. Generally 2 (two) minor traffic offences will act as one major traffic offence in the eye of most insurance companies. + Read more
Future Traffic Tickets -
One traffic ticket may not worry you and your insurance company may even forgive you without increasing your insurance rates. But what if you receive another traffic ticket within the next three years? In our opinion it is always smart to think ahead and avoid these stressful situations in the future.
Keeping a Clean Driving Record -
Some jobs may require you to have a clean driving record. In Ontario a traffic ticket is not listed on your drivers abstract until you are convicted of that ticket in court. Fighting a Toronto traffic ticket or any ticket in Ontario, can postpone it being listed on your driving record for up to a year or more.
Demerit Points -
A traffic ticket may include more than just the fine listed on the ticket. Most traffic tickets come with demerit points against your licence. If you accumulate too many demerit points, the Ministry of Transportation of Ontario (MTO) may suspend your driver's licence.
You May Not Know What You're Getting Into -
Most Ontario traffic tickets and summons include not just the fine, but demerit points and some with a posibility of a licence suspension and jail time. Some fines can be as high as $10,000!
We Fight For You -
Traffic Ticket Solutions Law Firm can handle everything on your behalf. We will do everything from filing for your court date, ordering the officer's disclosure, building your defence and fighting your traffic ticket in court on your behalf. This will allow you not only the benefits of a professional and highly successful defence team, but it will also save you the time and stress of fighting your traffic ticket yourself.
Police Officers are Sometimes Wrong -
The Highway Traffic Act (HTA) is only a small aspect of what police officers learn at the police academy. Not only is the Ontario Highway Traffic Act (HTA) very detailed, but it is also easily misinterpreted. A good example of a police officer misunderstanding the Highway Traffic Act (HTA) is the stop sign offence. One of our clients received a traffic ticket for a stop sign offence. The police officer had stated in the officer's notes (disclosure) that our client failed to stop at the stop sign for the full 3 seconds. Fortunately for our client the Highway Traffic Act, HTA, does not state anywhere within it that a driver must stop for a full 3 seconds at a stop sign. We successfully fought and won this case for our client in court and had their traffic ticket eliminated.