Traffic Tickets - We deal with them everyday

Traffic tickets are the most common type of legal violations that Ontarian’s face. An individual may want to consider fighting a traffic ticket due to the serious consequences that will result upon conviction. The penalties for traffic offences can include fines, demerit points, license suspension, & even imprisonment. If convicted of a traffic offence, a client´s insurance premiums will likely increase. Our firm is enormously experienced in fighting any type of traffic ticket & at the very least will get penalties reduced. The following information is general information only & should not be construed as comprehensive, complete, or as a substitute for legal advice. Please contact a legal professional for a consultation to be aware of your complete legal rights & obligations.

Provincial offence notices are the most common type of traffic ticket. Clients have three possible options with provincial offence notices:

• A client can sign the ticket & plead guilty to the charge.
• Client can plead guilty with an explanation.
• Client can dispute the charge by choosing the trial option. We can help you deal with this dispute & attend court's hearing on your behalf.

Ontario Traffic Tickets – Demerit Points
The convicted drivers, for certain driving -related offences, have demerit points recorded on their records. Stay alert on a common misconception, that drivers lose points for certain traffic offences against their conviction. In fact, a driver begins with zero demerit points are accumulates for his convictions.

Demerits points stay on your record for two years from the offences date. If you collect enough points, you can your driver’s license. Table below are the demerit point penalties for driving offences:

Driving Offences & Demerit Points

• Failing to remain at the scene of a collision.
• Failing to stop when signaled / requested by a police officer.
• Careless Driving.
• Racing.
• Exceeding the speed limit by 50 km/h or more.
• Failing to stop for a school bus.
• Driver of a bus failing to stop at an unprotected railway crossing.
• Exceeding the speed limit by 30 to 49 km/h.
• Following too closely.
• Exceeding the speed limit by 16 to 29 km/h.
• Driving through, around or under a railway crossing barrier.
• Failing to yield the right-of-way.
• Failing to obey a stop sign, traffic light or railway crossing signal.
• Failing to obey the directions of a police officer.
• Driving the wrong way on a divided road.
• Failing to report a collision to a police officer.
• Improper driving when road is divided into lanes.
• Crowding the driver’s seat.
• Going the wrong way on a one-way road.
• Driving or operating a vehicle on a closed road.
• Crossing a divided road where no proper crossing is provided.
• Improper opening of a vehicle door.
• Prohibited turns.
• Towing people – on toboggans, bicycles, skis, etc.
• Failing to obey signs.
• Failing to stop at a pedestrian crossing.
• Failing to share the road.
• Improper right turn.
• Improper left turn.
• Failing to signal.
• Unnecessary slow driving.
• Reversing on a divided high-speed road.
• Driver failing to wear a seat belt.
• Driver failing to ensure that a passenger less than 23 kg is properly secured.
• Driver failing to ensure that a passenger under 16 years is wearing a seat belt.

Commercial Vehicle Offences

CMVTA (Canadian Motor Vehicle Transportation Act) dictates all safety regulations pertaining to commercial motor vehicles (CMV) & commercial vehicle operators. Violations or failure to comply with (CMVTA) can put both the driver & the commercial carrier at risk .

Legal issues involving operation of a CMV includes;

• Safety inspections & inspections logs
• Load securement
• Collisions & accidents
• Speeding

If you are a commercial driver, your driving record is your asset. If you are involved in a CM-related charge, contact us for expert representation & support. Protect your record by consulting us today.
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