Does It Make Sense to Fight a Minor Traffic Ticket?

Sometimes Fighting a Minor Charge Is Well Warranted Such As a Situation When a Driver Has Prior Convictions, Where Even Just One More Minor Ticket May Result In License Suspension or Higher Insurance Rates, Among Other Things.

A Helpful Guide to Understanding How and Why to Fight Minor Traffic Ticket Charges

Police Officer Pulled Over a Red Sports Car for a Highway Traffic Act Violation

Minor charges, individually, appear merely as a relatively minor fine and pose little risk to the potential for significantly increased insurance rates or possible licence suspension for accumulation of too many demerit points.  In many circumstances, going to the trouble and effort to fight a minor charge appears as an unworthy endeavour; however, there are circumstances where an aggressive stance to a minor charge is prudent and warranted.

Fighting the Charges

The circumstances, among others, that may warrant aggressively fighting minor charges include:

  • When a driver was convicted within the past three years for other minor, major, or serious, charges and another conviction, even for just a minor infraction, will result in significantly adverse affects;
  • When a driver was charged within the past two years for other charges and the accumulation of demerit points now puts the driver at risk of a licence suspension, among other significant penalties; and
  • When a driver is required to maintain a 'clear' record as a condition of employment.

Although relatively minimal affects, generally, result upon conviction for a minor traffic ticket charge, a multitude of minor charges, or a single minor charge that will be combined with prior convictions, may result in significant adversity making a strongly mounted  defence worthy in the effort to fight a minor charge.  As when fighting all traffic tickets, the process involves:

Step One

The administrative court filing of a "not guilty" plea on your behalf.

Step Two

The development of case preparations including:

  • The ordering and obtaining of disclosure including all relevant documents such as, among other things, the notes of the charging officer;
  • The review of the evidence disclosure documents;
  • The request for additional disclosure, if necessary; and
  • The 'best likelihood for success' strategy planning

Step Three

The necessary court advocacy including;

  • The representation at the early resolution meeting;
  • The attendance at all motion hearings, if any;
  • The questioning of witnesses at trial;
  • The presenting of legal submissions; and
  • The acting in your best interests so to achieve the most favourable outcome possible.

After your case is finished a written report summarizing your case will be provided to you.

Summary Comment

Traffic tickets of the minor charges type may still pose significant risk to a driver with potentially serious consequences whereas a minor charge in combination with prior convictions becomes 'the straw that breaks the camels back' resulting in substantially increased insurance rates including possible loss of standard insurance market and placement into the 'Facility Association', potential license suspension for accumulating too many demerit points, among other things.  Accordingly, even for a minor charge, hiring a professional who knows how to question witnesses, including which questions to ask and which questions to avoid, and who knows the law and is ready to make persuasive arguments on the applicable legal principles, is highly important.  For representation that puts your best interests first, contact Hooshmand Paralegal today!

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