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  1. Speeding Tickets
    Traffic tickets for speeding under s. 128 of the Highway Traffic Act range in demerit points. Speeding tickets from 0 to 15 over the limit carry no demerit points, 16 to 29 carry 3 demerit points, 30 to 49 over the limit carry 4 demerit points, and 50 over the speed limit carry 6 demerit points.
  2. Cell Phone Tickets
    Receiving a traffic ticket for driving while using your cell phone is considered to be more serious, specifically as most accidents happen as a result of drivers being distracted. Receiving a traffic ticket for using your cell phone can have severe consequences, including a drivers license suspension.
  3. Red Light Tickets
    Traffic tickets for failing to stop at a red light carry 3 demerit points if convicted. Failing to stop at a red light (or amber light) can have significant impact on a drivers insurance premiums as most accidents happen as a result of drivers failing to obey traffic signals.
  4. Failing to Wear a Seat Belt
    Failing to drive without wearing a seat belt without lawful excuse is considered to be a minor traffic ticket that has a significant impact on a drivers abstract. This offence carries 2 demerit points and some insurance companies have cancelled premiums for drivers as a result of being convicted.
  5. Disobey Sign Tickets
    Traffic tickets for failing to obey a legal sign will carry 2 demerit points if convicted. Legal signs can include no turning during certain hours, to failing to drive in a specific lane as indicated by the sign posted.
  6. Improper Turn
    When making a turn (left or right) it is expected that the vehicle stay in the lane that was designated for that turn. When a driver makes a turn but does not stay in the designated lane, a traffic ticket for Improper Turn can be issued. If convicted, this offence carries 2 demerit points.
  7. Failing to Surrender a Drivers License
    All drivers in Ontario are required to produce a valid drivers license when asked to do so by a police officer during a traffic stop. Failing to surrender a valid drivers license can lead to receiving a traffic ticket. Although this ticket has no demerit points associated with it, it can lead to insurance premium increases.
  8. Failing to Surrender a Valid Insurance Card
    When a traffic stop is initiated, drivers are required to surrender all necessary documents for the vehicle they are driving. Regardless if the vehicle is owned by the driver, insurance documents need to be available to be surrendered. Failing to do so will result in a traffic ticket being issued to the driver.
What are my options after receiving a traffic ticket?
My traffic ticket was not filed within the required time, what do I do?
Receiving a traffic ticket can be a stressful experience, but it does not have to be. After being stopped by a police officer and being given a traffic ticket, the accused has 3 options.

Option #1

You can simply pay the ticket if you do not disagree with the allegation against you. We do not advise you to just pay your traffic ticket as convictions on your drivers abstract can have severe consequences, including license suspensions and insurance premium increases.

Option #2

You can schedule an early resolution meeting with the prosecutor where you can discuss your options to possible plead guilty to a lower fine or offence.

We also do no suggest this option as the officer is not required to be in court for the early resolution meeting, and many times you will not be given the opportunity to view the evidence that is against you.

Option #3

This is your option to proceed to a trial. This option requires the police officer that issued you the traffic ticket to be present in court and to show what evidence they have against you.

This option does not mean that you have to proceed to a trial, but this is the better option for any offence.
After a traffic ticket is issued, the driver has a total of 15 days to attend the provincial offences court indicated on the back of their ticket to request a trial date.

If the accused has failed to request a trial date within the required time, they will be convicted in their absence for failing to respond. If that has happened, the accused has 2 options.

Option #1

The accused may ask the court for a reopening. This is an application indicating that unfortunately the ticket was not filed withing the required time and that the accused wishes a new trial date. 

An application for a reopening has time limitations as well and needs to be filled out correctly, otherwise, the application can be denied.

Option #2

The accused can apply for an appeal to a higher court if the reopening application is not granted or if the accused is outside the time limitations to file for a reopening.

Appeals as well have time limitations which must be followed. In order to apply for an appeal, the accused must do so withing a 30 day period from being convicted and the fine must be paid in full.

Appeals must also be filed in the correct jurisdiction.
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Why Hire Ticket Justice?
Our team of Paralegals have years of experience fighting traffic tickets in Toronto and the surrounding area. 

We do not believe in just pleading our clients guilty. We strongly believe in listening to what our client have to say about the incident, which allows us to seek out every possible defence for our client's personal unique circumstances.

Our clients are further given access to their own case through our practice management system. By allowing our clients to have access to their own case details 24 hours a day, we take the guessing out of what stage their case is in while allowing our firm to be 100% transparent.

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