Prepare yourself for battle to fight a ticket
Toronto’s courts are backed up. There is little help for those who represent themselves when they have a traffic infraction.
Original Article By: Ellen Roseman On Your Side, Published on Fri Jan 30 2015
The article is about how Abe Salzman was pulled over and given a ticket for $115 for passing another vehicle off the roadway. He accidentally drove into the wrong lane in Toronto. The officer recommended that the defendant meet with the Crown and that t he fine and points would be reduced. Abe mailed the ticket in the same day, and to his surprise, received a notice of conviction weeks later. The court claims that no letter was received. Abe then filed a reopening, which was denied.
The denial of reopenings seems to be a trend in the province. It is becoming more and more common that we have clients call in with problems they have had trying to have their case reopened, often with legitimate reasons for the request.
The article sites 2 examples of people who then ended up with licence suspensions in similar situations. This involves a $180.00 reinstatement fee and a ban from driving until the issue is resolved.
Take a look at the original article.
Original Source: http://www.thestar.com/business/2015/01/30/prepare-yourself-for-battle-to-fight-a-ticket-roseman.html