Traffic Ticket News & Resources
What are your legal responsibilities if you are involved in a collision? Do you need to stop and talk to the other driver? Can you just leave if the damage is minor? Do you have to exchange any information with the other driver? Are you obligated to call the...read more
Stunt Driving is one of the most serious offences that can be issued by police under Ontario’s Highway Traffic Act. Even before setting foot in a courtroom to argue your defence there are penalties that can severely impact your life. There will be financial penalties, court penalties, as well as licencing and insurability problems that can impact your personal and professional responsibilities. If you’ve been charged by the police, you’re going to need to seek out critical information to make sure that you are making informed decisions to avoid legal missteps and protect your interests.read more
Transport trucks are an important part of Ontario’s economy. The transportation industry is a major source of employment and is responsible for the delivery of critical materials in our modern ‘just-in-time’ manufacturing and supply economy. Whether travelling on Highway 400 or 401, or along city streets, transport trucks are a large portion of Ontario’s roadway traffic. But what happens when things go wrong? What happens when a transport truck driver breaks the law or is involved in an accident? What charges can be issued by the police and what are the consequences? One such issue that has been in the news recently involved Following Too Closely and Stunt Driving charges.read more
Ontario cell phone tickets now have even more serious penalties for new charges issued as of January 1, 2019. It’s rare to find an adult in Ontario (let alone a teenager) that doesn’t own a cell phone and that means people driving vehicles that are in possession of these modern technological wonders. We use them to keep track of our events and meetings, to send and receive emails, to play games and watch movies, and sometimes even to make an actual phone call. The siren’s call of a new text or email alert on the phone has become a conditioned response to pickup the phone to see what has happened. However, if you’re driving that can cause some very serious problems. The police are actively looking for drivers who are using their cell phones and have recently just concluded a law enforcement blitz to catch these driversread more
Speeding tickets are one of the most common traffic tickets that are issued in Ontario. But how can you fight your ticket? The easiest and least stressful way to fight your speeding ticket is through a licenced paralegal that knows the law and the court process. Most people unfamiliar with the law will have some important questions to ask. What court penalties am I facing? How will this impact my driver’s licence? Can this ticket impact my insurance? If I’m a professional truck driver, will this ticket impact my employer and my employment? I only have a novice driver’s licence, will I face greater penalties?read more
Traffic tickets are fairly common place in Ontario. If you haven’t yourself received a traffic ticket, you almost certainly have had a friend or family member that has received one from the police. Whether you pay it or fight it depends on how serious the consequences of the conviction are. Will a specific charge from the police result in a small court penalty and minimal impact to your licence? Or will a conviction result in serious court penalties such as a large fine, imprisonment, or a suspension of your driver’s licence? A conviction at court can also have an impact on employment or employability, especially if you are a commercial motor vehicle driver such as a transport truck driver.read more
Ontario has seen some incredibly dangerous weather this winter. Temperatures have fluctuated wildly above and below the freezing mark leading to freezing rain, icy roads, and very dangerous road conditions. This has lead to many Ontarians finding themselves sliding off the road, becoming involved in collisions, and being charged by the police. What are some of the most common charges that you need to be aware of? What are the consequences of a conviction for court penalties, licencing, and insurance?read more
In Ontario, seat belts are mandatory when driving in your car or truck. Seat belts are an important safety feature that can help minimize injuries and prevent death in the event of a vehicle collision or roll over. Drivers, passengers, and children are all required by law to be buckled up while travelling along Ontario’s roadways.
What is the law surrounding seat belt use in Ontario? What are the penalties? What do you need to know? How can you fight a seat belt ticket?read more
Follow Too Closely offences fall under Ontario’s Highway Traffic Act. These offences can be issued by the police to regular drivers or commercial motor vehicle drivers such as transport truck drivers. Simply paying the ticket means that you are pleading guilty to the offence without providing your defence at court and being subject to court, licencing, and insurance penalties.
What is a Follow Too Closely offence and what are the consequences of being convicted? Should you fight the charge at court or just pay it?
Let’s take a look!read more
Demerit points are important to every Ontario driver, but how do they work? How many demerit points can you get before getting into trouble with the MTO? Are the consequences for demerit points different depending on your class of licence? How are commercial motor vehicle drivers like transport truck drivers effected by demerit points? Without a valid driver’s licence the modern Ontarian will face serious difficulties with their day-to-day lives. How will you get to work, medical appointments, grocery shopping, or get the kids to school? If your job requires you to drive,, will you be fired? If so, will you be prevented from finding new employment?read more