Speeding Tickets

Speeding TicketsIn most cases, a speeding ticket can be defended or reduced. It’s not usually about the fine for people charged with speeding. Most people charged with speeding tickets generally admit to the speed but are hoping that we can do something to eliminate or reduce the impact of the speeding ticket in order to save demerit points and insurance ramifications. If you think you were actually speeding but are looking for help mitigating the damage then chances are that we can assist you and that we will be able to do so without you having to attend court. If you think you were actually travelling the speed limit then we unfortunately cannot attend without you and you must have a trial and attend court to testify. However, as previously said, if you are just looking for a deal, we can step into your shoes and attend court for you and we will get you  the best deal possible.

Speeding

  • 1-15km over: 0 demerit points
  • 16-29km over: 3 demerit points
  • 30-49km over: 4 demerit points
  • 50+ km over: 6 demerit points, suspension of your driver’s license. (**Note, if you are traveling at a rate of speed at 50 or more kilometers over the limit you could also be charged for stunt driving/racing/excessive speed under section 172 of the Highway Traffic Act**)

There are two types of speeding charges. Occasionally we here from people who think they were actually driving the speed limit, but normally people acknowledge they were probably speeding but just want to know if there is something we can do to reduce the points. While no one can guarantee an outcome with certainty for any traffic ticket, normally the answer is yes we can almost always help in some important way. We have been successfully defending clients for 20 years and Speeding is our bread and butter charge. We have handled thousands of speeding tickets and our objective is always to eliminate your charge first if at all possible. If we feel you are at risk of a conviction to your speeding ticket then we will seek to negotiate the best resolution possible to your speeding ticket charge on your behalf.

Generally you will not need to attend court unless you choose the ‘trial only’ option for your speeding ticket. Most speeding tickets are either eliminated entirely or plead down to a reduced speed. Typically, the primary criteria that the Prosecutor will consider in a plea reduction are your driving record and whether there was a reduction at the roadside. While there is no tariff or guarantee a rule of thumb is that most Prosecutors in most jurisdictions will consider up to a 10 km reduction. It is true that people often negotiate resolutions on their own to speeding tickets most people find it cost prohibitive to spend their own time turning in their speeding tickets and attending court on multiple occasions to apply for and secure disclosure in relation to the speeding ticket and then to also have to meet with the Prosecutor and sometimes to attend multiple on multiple appearances to seek defence or resolution to a speeding ticket. In addition since we do this for a living we will see defenses that you might not realize even exist. We purposely keep our fees low to ensure that it makes perfect sense to hire us instead of struggling through on your own to try to defend your own speeding ticket.

Reminders

Speeding TicketsPlease do not send in your speeding ticket with fine payment before speaking to us. Please call us instead for a free consultation regarding your speeding charge. If you do decide to defend your speeding ticket then we will turn in the ticket for you and choose the Trial option. We will then do everything possible to eliminate your speeding ticket or we will reduce the charge to a more minor speed to save fines and demerits. In cases where you believe that you were actually driving the speed limit we will also conduct trials but your presence to testify would then be required. In all other cases we will attend on your behalf to defend or negotiate your speeding ticket for you. Penalties for Speeding Tickets include 0 demerits for 1 to 15 kilometers per hour over the speed limit 3 demerits for 16 to 29 kms over the speed limit 4 demerits for 30 to 49 kilometers per hour over the speed limit and 6 demerit points or license suspensions for over 50 kilometers per hour over the legal speed limit.  

Speeding Tickets can be considered either major or minor offences for you insurance company depending on the speed and too many convictions could result in the loss of your insurance or a dramatic increase in your rates. You absolutely do need to fight any speeding ticket and that is where we come in. We are confident that you will not find better paralegal representation anywhere in the province. If your speed is in excess of 50 kilometers per hour over the speed limit or you have been charged with stunt driving and you want a Lawyer to handle your charge instead, please visit www.thetrafficlawyers.ca.

 

The good news is that we can usually defend speeding tickets either entirely or by reducing the speed instead which could limit the impact on your driving record and insurance rates. We will do everything possible to help you with your speeding ticket.

 

All our Legal Service Providers are fully licensed by the Law Society of Upper Canada. We will do everything possible to get you the very best result.

We offer fixed fees, free consultations, and telephone or online consultations as well. Call or email us to find out how we can help you with your speeding ticket.

 

We know how to defend Speeding Tickets..

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