How Do I Fight a Traffic Ticket?
Typically, Defending a Traffic Ticket Involves Questioning Witnesses In a Way That Raises a Reasonable Doubt of Guilt and Undermines the Theory of the Case Presented By the Prosecutor. An Experienced Paralegal Professional Using a Five Step Process Can Help You.
Understanding How and Why to Get Affordable and Professional Legal Help to Fight Traffic Ticket Charges
If you received a traffic ticket for an alleged violation of the Highway Traffic Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. H.8, then take heed as the traffic ticket legal process can be challenging and fraught with potential pitfalls; however, Benchmark Legal Offices is available to help guide and help you to:
- Avoid costly fines and victim surcharges;
- Avoid costly increases to your insurance rates;
- Avoid demerit points and the risk of licence suspension; and
- Avoid the stress and worries of the legal process.
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Fights for Your Rights!
Your Legal Fight Happens in Five Steps:
- To review the traffic ticket as a charging document (formally known as an Offence Notice or for the more serious charges a Summons); and
- To determine whether the traffic ticket contains any substantial mistakes as 'fatal flaws' that could get the ticket thrown out.
- To review the nature of the charge as within either the minor, major, or serious, category;
- To review your driving record history including demerit point status and insurance rating concerns;
- To discuss with you the applicable fines and victim surcharge costs that will be applicable if you are convicted of the charge;
- To discuss with you the applicable demerit points, if any, and likely affects, if any, that will be registered against you if convicted;
- To discuss with you the potential concerns involving insurance rating, if any, that may occur if you are convicted;
- To discuss with you the various options in which to proceed including the potential upside and downside concerns; and
- To explain what happens next.
- To order and obtain disclosure from the Prosecutor;
- To request additional disclosures from the Prosecutor, if necessary;
- To review the evidence that will be used against you by the Prosecutor;
- To review the relevant laws applicable to the legal issues involved with the type of charge against you;
- To evaluate the strength of the case against your including potential holes that may be poked in the evidence;
- To discuss with you any changes in opinion regarding your various options in which to proceed;
- To provide advice as to what options appear in your best interests.
- To make contact with, and to review the position of, the Prosecutor;
- To attend the Early Resolution Meeting to further review the position of the Prosecutor;
- To review your options regarding the upside and downside of any plea deal offered by the Prosecutor;
- To provide your with information and advice to assist you in considering your plea deal options, if any;
- To assist you in accepting the plea deal if you choose to do so (unless prohibited by law);
- To prepare and file the paperwork required for any pre-trial hearings, if necessary, such as when seeking a court order for further disclosure documents;
- To attend and act on your behalf at any pre-trial hearings;
- To discuss with you any further changes in opinion regarding your various options in which to proceed; and
- To provide updated advice as to what options appear in your best interests.
- To attend the trial hearing with you;
- To cross-examine, meaning question, the witnesses called by the Prosecutor;
- To challenge, where relevant and appropriate and necessary, the validity of, and the facts within, the evidence documents and witness information;
- To examine, meaning question, your witnesses, if any, and present evidence documents via your witnesses, if any;
- To act resolutely, without fear, in your best interest in the effort to poke holes in the case put forth by the Prosecutor;
- To argue on your behalf the relevant legal principles as applicable to the facts and law of the case;
- To make every legal effort to create reasonable doubt in the case of the Prosecutor;
- To assist you with argument regarding sentencing, if required; and
- To remain at your side to support you through every part of the process.
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