Traffic Tickets


In this section of our website you will find comprehensive information about traffic tickets:

Traffic Tickets

  • Traffic Tickets Overview: General information about Ontario graduated licensing system for drivers; current Ontario legislation for different types of vehicles (cars, trucks, motorcycles, snowmobiles, ATV, and bicycles); organized traffic;  the Highway Traffic Act; traffic laws violation (offence) – traffic tickets; driver/vehicle related convictions statistics.
  • Speeding Tickets: What is a speeding ticket; speed limits in Ontario; speed limit enforcement; demerit point penalties and fines for the speeding ticket; the consequences of being convicted for speeding; how to fight the speeding ticket; interesting facts about speed limit
  • Careless Driving: When driving is considered careless; careless driving enforcement; demerit point penalties and fines for careless driving; the consequences of being convicted for careless driving; how to fight the ticket for careless driving
  • Stunt Driving: When driving is considered stunt; stunt driving enforcement; demerit point penalties and fines for stunt driving; the consequences of being convicted for stunt driving; how to fight the ticket for stunt driving
  • Driving Without or With False Insurance: penalties for driving without or with false insurance; the consequences of having convictions in your driver’s record and being labeled as a “High Risk Driver”
  • Other Traffic Tickets: Failing to stop at a red light (disobeying a red light); failing to stop at a stop sign (disobeying stop sign); disobeying a traffic control person’s stop and slow sign; failing to remain at the scene; following too closely; driving under suspension; driving without licence; demerit point penalties and fines
  • Demerit Points System: Overview of Ontario Demerit Points System; demerit points and new licensed drivers; demerit points and fully licensed drivers
  • CVOR Points System: Overview of the Commercial Vehicle Operator’s Registration (CVOR) System
  • Fighting a Traffic Ticket: Detail description of fighting a traffic ticket process
  • Re-opening: How to make a request for reopening
  • Appeals: How, when and where to file an appeal
  • Driver’s Record: what you should know about driver’s records
  • “Traffic Tickets Court” Locations: There is a list of 55 Provincial Offence Court offices throughout Ontario, which deal with Highway Traffic Act matters and the Provincial Offences Act.

Usually, there are 3 solutions for your traffic ticket and you have 15 days from the date of your traffic ticket to decide:

  • Pay the fine for your traffic ticket (it is done out of court; by paying your traffic ticket you plead guilty; you’ll have a conviction record).
  • Visit a court office to plead guilty but make submissions about amount of fine or time to pay (a conviction is registered).
  • Request a trial. Depending on what your traffic ticket says, you may need to either mail your traffic ticket showing that you want a trial or you may need to visit a court office to file a request for trial.

You also have the fourth option – contact CP Paralegal Services as soon as you can and we fight your traffic ticket the best way possible. Actually, the last option is the best. No kidding!

Remember, paying the fine is an admission of guilt. There will be a conviction registered in your driver records. You will have no chance to lower your traffic ticket fine and demerit points (if any). Do not forget, if you have a conviction record, your auto insurance will be increased upon renewal. Weigh the pros and cons of every option. Calculate the cost of fighting the speeding ticket and weigh it against the chances of getting it dismissed or reduced to a lower charge.

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