With the 2022/23 school year now in full swing it is important to be aware of Ontario student transportation services new school bus lighting system updates.
OTD Legal Services is a successful, rapidly growing paralegal firm. We specialize in the defence of Provincial Offences (POA) matters, specifically traffic tickets and summary criminal matters. OTD Legal Services is known for our above-average employee benefit...
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It happens to almost everyone. Somehow, somewhere, at some time…almost everyone will be stopped by the police for a traffic offence. It could be for speeding, driving without a seatbelt being worn, having had your insurance coverage unknowingly elapse,...
Having a legal issue is never a fun experience. Being charged by the police can be a frightening, costly, and damaging experience with long-lasting consequences if not handled correctly. For that reason, many choose to hire a legal representative to fight their charge...
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Many people are confused about how driving points work. You don’t lose demerit points on your driving record. You actually start with zero points and get points added to your record every time you are convicted of a traffic offence that has points associated with it....
Speeding tickets are the most common offences. We can help with speeding charges issued in Ontario, Quebec, and many locations in the United States. If you have received a speeding ticket, it is important to know your legal rights and options as well as the...
What are the consequences of getting a traffic ticket in Ontario? Odds are that you, or someone you know, has received a traffic ticket from the police. But what are the consequences of being convicted? Generally, most charges will result in court,...
Even if you’re normally a very careful and attentive driver, it’s easy for a moment of absent-mindedness to result in a ticket for an unsafe lane change. However, you should think twice before simply pleading to this charge. With the right representation, you may be...
Everyone makes mistakes, so an improper turn ticket is not a reflection of your driving ability. However, your moment of distraction or inattentiveness can have unexpected consequences if you simply plead guilty to the charge. Often, it’s in your best interests to...
While it's a common practice to pass slower-moving vehicles on the way to your destination, impatience and poor technique can result in a ticket for improper passing. This seemingly minor offence can have long-lasting consequences, so it's in your best interests to...
A failure-to-yield ticket can be written after an accident or issued as the result of an officer observing you driving in a way that put others at risk. In either case, there are significant penalties that you must be aware of. Do not plead guilty until you understand...
Sharing the road means following other drivers at a safe distance. However, it’s possible for a moment of distraction or inattentiveness to result in a ticket for following too closely. Don’t let one mistake pose an undue financial burden—contact our experienced...
After a Ticket for Driving Without a Licence, We Can Help You Get Your Driving Privileges Reinstated
Under Ontario law, driving is considered a privilege—not a right. People who are stopped by law enforcement officers for driving without a valid licence face a wide range of serious penalties—including fines, jail time, additional licence suspension periods, and a...
Ambulances, fire trucks, police cars, tow trucks, and public utility vehicles are given special privileges under Ontario law. Drivers must yield to these vehicles when they are being used to respond to an emergency situation. Failure to do so is considered a major...
In Ontario, there is a law that every driver must be aware of, and that is “stunt driving”. When we hear the term, we often associate it with that of what we see in the media, and that is typically travelling at a high rate of speed. However, it is important to know...
Question 1 Red Light Camera ticket was received early Aug/16. A request was mailed back to speak with a prosecutor by phone as I do not reside in Hamilton. Never heard anything further except the receipt of a notice to pay fine by a certain date. As the registered...
Regulation Respecting A Reciprocal Agreement Between The Province Of Ontario And Québec Concerning Drivers’ Licences And Traffic Offences
One of the questions that we are frequently asked is, “Will the ticket that I got in (the United States or another province) show up on my Ontario driving history?” Today we take a look at the specifics of the reciprocal agreement between Ontario and Quebec. For...
Question: On the way into work I passed a bus on the other side of the road. It was a school bus with flashing lights. I didn’t notice the stopped school bus until it was too late. I slowed down but wasn’t able to stop. No kids were visible but a nearby policeman gave...
Out of all the traffic on Ontario’s roadways, few vehicles carry more vulnerable and valued content as school buses. Every school day, young and eager children excitedly enter and exit school buses at the side of the road surrounded by other vehicles. To...
Question: I have a summons for “stunt driving” but wasn’t performing a “stunt” with my car. Will this get thrown out if I hire you? Response: It sounds like you have been charged under section 172 of the Highway Traffic Act for what is commonly known as Stunt Driving...
On January 19, 2017 the Court of Appeal For Ontario released a ruling in the matters of Amatal Wadood and Douglas Davis. In these two cases, the involved Police Officers had made corrections to their copies of the tickets filed with the court after having providing...
Whether in a large city like Toronto or a smaller city such as Woodstock, city driving is fraught with traffic lights leading to stop-and-go driving. On the way home from a busy day of work or while in a rush to drop the kids off at school, we’re all repeatedly faced...
Question: I have a doctor’s note indicating that I am not to wear a seatbelt and yet I received a ticket Response: I’m sorry to hear about the unfortunate situation that you find yourself in with this matter. The reality of your matter is that you have been...
Cars, trucks, and motorcycles travel Ontario’s roadways every day. Often times these vehicles can be at high rates of speed, navigating heavy traffic, or contending with poor road conditions. Given all of these challenges, it is a surprising that more...
Since the October 17, 2018 legalization of cannabis for recreational use across Canada, there has been a flurry of activity in both legal and illegal cannabis dispensaries, law enforcement, and private citizens using or growing cannabis. This has created a lot of...
It has been said that technology proceeds law. The law is constantly reacting to changes and advancements in technology, with new technologies becoming mainstream that would have been unimaginable a generation ago. This lesson was recently discovered by a University...
Question: I live in London, Ontario and have been charged with failing to stop for the police for a speeding pull over in the downtown. I have to appear in court and need to hire someone to represent me. I don’t want to go to jail or lose my licence. Response:...
Being stopped and charged by the police is stressful enough to begin with. After the police have driven away and you’re sitting there with your ticket(s) in your hand, you’re going to have some big questions. What does this paperwork mean? What penalties am I...
It is important to think about road safety during the holiday season when the roads are busy and we are prone to accidents. This week we talk about speeding!
Christmas season means two things: more people travelling on roadways and worsening road conditions. Let’s explore accidents and collisions, and what to do!
What penalties are you facing and what can you do when you get a ticket for ‘Drive On Closed Highway’. Find out more in this in-depth explanation.
Let’s explore two common seasonal problems: obscured licence plates and impaired driving for young and novice drivers. Read on and keep your holidays merry!
Know the different Sleigh Bell offences in Ontario? Explore this particular section of the Highway Traffic Act, the penalties associated…
We have found ourselves in unprecedented times with the recent outbreak of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and with the recent news from all levels of government,
Distracted Driving – Display Screens and Handheld Communication or Entertainment Devices.
Speeding tickets – Everyone knows someone that has gotten one at one point or another. Go out for a drive on a long weekend, you will often witness several
Intersections can become a puzzle of signs and lights directing what you can or can’t do. Discover the most common intersection offences and how to avoid
Learn more about how Santa can be more mindful on highways based on Ontario’s Highway Traffic Act. Read more about it now.
The Covid delays of the Courts and its process have already caused frustration and strain on a fragile system. More so, it’s played havoc on the long waiting
Drive Under Suspension – Vehicle Impoundment Period. Highway Traffic Act 53 and Compulsory Automobile Insurance Act 2(1)(a).
Could you be fined for simply taking a visit to the park with friends? What is the Emergency Management and Civil Procedure Act and what is it for?
Failing to remain at a collision and careless driving are two of the most serious offences and should be handled by professionals. Read on for more information!
Everything Ontario Driver’s Need to Know About Cell Phone Tickets and Distracted Driving. Contact a Former Prosecutor Today for a Free Consultation.
What are your legal responsibilities when you are involved in a traffic accident? Learn how and why you need to report every accident that you’re involved in
Our Ontario legal defence team explains the requirements for impaired driving charges in Canada and common defences that could be used in your case.
On April 1, 2022, the Ontario government added a new penalty for Stunt Driving/Race a Motor Vehicle. Anyone convicted of under the Highway Traffic Act will…
In Canada, any person charged with an offence has the right to be tried within a reasonable time. This right comes from ….
The legal team of OTD legal provides guidance regarding whether you can be in trouble if your Ontario licence plate is faded or peeling. Learn more here.
Our Ontario legal defence team explains the different laws, charges, and potential penalties for leaving the scene of an accident in Canada.
If you find yourself one of the thousands of people looking to make some extra cash by becoming a driver for companies such as Uber of Skip The Dishes through
Do you display a screen in your vehicle? Ontario laws determine what can and can’t be displayed. Learn what you need to know from OTD Ticket Defenders!
If you come upon a snowplow, it may be tempting to pass it. Before you make that decision, here is what you should know about the law.
By this point most have heard of the truck driver’s Freedom Convoy that does involve Ontario and our surrounding area. To learn more please click here.
Did you know the Provincial government announced new legislation to end the cost associated with annual licence plate renewals in Ontario? Learn more here.
Have a questions regarding a traffic ticket? Have your questions answered by the experts at OTD Legal or contact us today for a free consultation!
If you like many others in the province and have outstanding fines you might find the Blog informative!
In our series of articles on some of the most frequently asked questions about Highway Traffic Act and Compulsory Automobile Insurance Act charges in Ontario,
There are some large changes coming to the law surrounding Careless Driving charges. If you are an Ontario driver, find out more about these changes here.
A careless driving collision is a very serious charge. Not sure what to do after receiving the ticket? Want to know if you can appeal?
Ontario cell phone tickets now have even more serious penalties for new charges issued as of January 1, 2019. Call 1-844-647-6869 for free consultation.
Brakes are an important safety feature on any vehicle. From Bicycles to motorcycles all the way up to commercial motor vehicles like transport trucks that
Charged with a traffic offence? Learn everything you need to know from former Prosecutors at OTD Ticket Defenders Legal Services.
Fail To Remain, Highway Traffic Act, section 200, s.200, Ontario, fines, licence suspension, imprisonment, jail
Harvest Season in Ontario is Coming! Learn everything you need to know about “slow-moving” vehicles in Ontario and how to avoid a traffic ticket!
Multiple traffic tickets may lead to very serious consequences. Learn more about how they affect you and how we can help determine what path is worth taking.
What are some of the most common charges that you need to be aware of when driving in icy roads in Ontario? Call 1-844-647-6869 for free consultation.
Have you recently gotten a traffic ticket? Thinking about paying the ticket because it is just a “small fine”? Before you do, you will want to read this article! When someone receives a ticket their first thought is usually “how much is this going to cost me?” and...
Did you get a traffic ticket in another language? Do you not understand why and its consequences? Feel free to contact us, we can certainly help with this issue
Loss of drivers licence in Ontario through suspension or expiry. Demerit points. Court and MTO licence suspensions. Insurance rates and fines.
Are there instances where you can drive without a licence? What are the consequences of driving without a valid licence, and what different…
Learn everything you need to know about charges regarding noisy vehicles, unnecessary noise, and the obligations of a driver under the Highway Traffic Act.
Discover how to make sure that you don’t loose your license when you’re out enjoying New Years Eve this year. Read on to find out more.
In Ontario and Canada’s cannabis laws, do you know the details? How much cannabis you can have? What you can and can’t do? Read on for all the answers!
What are the most common traffic problems during the holiday season? Is there anything can you do to stay safe? Let’s take a deeper look at this issue!
Are you a novice driver in Ontario? Learn everything you need to know from the professional team at OTD Legal Services. Get a free consultation today!
Have you received a speeding ticket? Do you know that it can be reduced? Contact us now and we’ll guide you through fighting the ticket and getting it reduced.
Learn more about what a CMV or commercial motor vehicle is and how traffic and highway laws apply to these drivers in Ontario.
What’s the difference between a cross over and a cross walk? What are the laws for using cross overs and cross walks?
A review of some of the most serious Highway Traffic Act and Compulsory Automobile Insurance Act offences in Ontario.
Learn everything to know about radar detectors in Ontario from a former Prosecutor. Charged with using a radar detector? Get a free consultation today!
If you are involved in a collision that results in a fatality, you may be facing very serious consequences. Keep reading to learn more about how we can help
Using a cell phone while driving a motor vehicle can distract drivers and lead to unfortunate events. Let’s explore the laws involved and their upcoming changes
Recently, the OPP has been involved in a safety blitz resulting in tons of commercial vehicle charges being issued. Click here to learn more.
Ontario Provincial Police is experimenting with GPS tracking in vehicles to diminish the repercussions of high-speed chases. Read on for more on this gadget!
The video recording can capture events of public interest. Which cases you usually meet with these videos? Let’s discover the way to deal with!
Modern cars have come a long way since they were first invented. Among the various electronic wonders such as your car being able to tell you when you’re
Automobile insurance plays an important role in our modern society. So, what penalties can you get if you have expired or no insurance at all? Read more here!
Demerit points generally reflect the severity of an offence. Learn about Demerit points in Quebec & other types of offences leading to demerit points here
Continuing on from last week’s blog post we started to look at the rights and responsibilities of drivers and cyclists on the roadway, both individually and
With the fair, knowledgeable assistance of a paralegal working on your behalf, the seemingly intimidating nature of the court becomes simple & stress free
The Moving Ontarians More Safely Act 2021, or Bill 282, will provide sweeping changes to Stunt Driving offences (mostly speeding) and other areas of Tow
As the Province shuts down for another Covid Closure, or what is being referred to as an emergency brake, it appears many drivers in Ontario have forsaken
If you are a driver, odds are you have at one point or another either been pulled over by the police or witnessed someone who has. The police will pull you over for a varying degree of reasons, but one of the most common infractions on our roadways is...
Ontario law requires commercial vehicles to be equipped with speed limiters. This is a very delicate issue that has raised controversy. Read more here.
Have you ever encountered strange and uncommon driving scenarios in Ontario? Explore the many strange situations the members of the OPP have witnessed!
A driverâ€™s licence is almost a necessity in today’s world. Learn how people can lose their licence and the consequences of driving on a suspended licence.
The internet isn’t the best resource for traffic ticket and legal information and certainly not for representing yourself in court. Learn more.
Can your license plate get suspended? Did you know that some municipalities have the ability to deny licence plates to those with outstanding court fines?
What happens if you have unpaid court fines? Read on to learn when a fine is due, what happens if you don’t pay, how you can fight your charges and more!
From minor to complex questions, the staff at OTD Legal answer questions with their expert knowledge on the defence of traffic tickets in Ontario.
Want to know more about unpaid tickets? Is your license be suspended? What is the correct course of action? Discover the answers to these questions here!
2 Side gigs you can do with a G2 Licence in Ontario
Have you ever been charged for not renewing your licence plate sticker in Ontario? What steps can you take to fight the charge? Learn more here.
As we get warmer weather and continue to be on a country-wide lockdown, many people are finding themselves eager to get outside and get some exercise while
Curious about a traffic ticket for crowding the driver’s seat? Want to know what the consequences are? Go ahead and contact us, your first consultation is free!
A careless driving ticket can have a large impact on demerit points, penalties, and insurance. Discover how to properly deal with this matter.
Getting a traffic ticket can result in a few different emotions. Read on to explore what they are and how we can help you successfully confront them.
Speeding, Red Light, or Seatbelt tickets are the cases attracting more attention to drivers. Let’s take a look at a few sections here to discover.
If you’ve been charged and received a stunt driving ticket in Ontario there is help! There is hope! We provide 100% confidential, free, no obligation consults.
Vehicle light requirements. Most people in Ontario don’t think about this when they slide behind the steering wheel, turn on their ignition, and hit the
Will a conviction result in serious court penalties such as a large fine, imprisonment, or a suspension of your driver’s licence? Call 1-844-647-6869 now.
There are many uncommon Highway Traffic Act offences. Some are so extraordinary you probably have never heard of them. Discover and learn more!
Learn more about cases involving Following Too Closely and Stunt Driving charges in Ontario. Call 1-844-647-6869 for free consultation.
Not sure why you should hire a paralegal to fight your traffic ticket? Keep reading to learn why it’s generally the most cost-effective resource.
In our frequently asked questions series of articles, we’ve discussed a number of common questions that people just like yourself have been asking after
Cell phone charges have serious penalties for novice drivers. There is a fine, a possible suspension and effects on insurance. Keep reading for more information
Call us now for a Free Consultation! By speaking to a paralegal, you are getting all the answers you need to make the decision that works best for you
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Discover this story of going from a $50 fine to suspended licence. Don’t let it happen to you and call OTD Legal now for legal help.
If you fight your careless driving ticket, will the penalty get worse? Find the answer here and how you can stay protected throughout the entire process
Getting a traffic ticket sucks, let’s face it. Knowing you are not only having to pay a fine but also likely receiving increased insurance rates can turn a
Learn how to deal with a traffic ticket conviction in Ontario and what you can do to defened yourself with OTD Legal’s in-depth guide. Read on to find out.
Careless driving offences are one of the most serious charges. What penalties can you receive? Does it affect your licence? Find out here!
Have you received a traffic ticket in another town? Want to know how to resolve this case? Don’t hesitate to contact us, your first consultation is free!
Commercial truck drivers get traffic tickets all the time. Discover how it impacts the drivers, the companies, and how to proceed if charged.
Are the Court’s closed during the Covid-19 pandemic? Not necessarily.
There are over 9 million cars on the road in Ontario. Each day a new car is purchased and added to our roadways. The excitement of getting a new car, or even
Labour Day weekend is what many consider the last weekend of summer. The last long weekend to enjoy the summer weather before the colder fall weather arrives.
Transport truck wheel separations are increasingly and unfortunately, a common sight for Ontario motorists. Read on for an interesting article!
OTD Legal is happy to provide a glossary of terms that you will need to understand when you recieve a ticket in Ontario. Click here to learn more.