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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...

Ontario Provincial Offences Court Addresses

Ontario Provincial Offences Court Addresses

ICON CodeAreaCourt Address3860Barrie45 Cedar Pointe DriveBarrie, L4N 5R71360Belleville – Hastings235 Pinnacle Street, 3rd FloorBelleville, K8N 3A92460Bracebridge – Muskoka76 Pine StreetBracebridge, P1L 0C43160Brampton7 Ray Lawson BoulevardBrampton, L6Y...

Hiring a Paralegal – Understanding Costs

Hiring a Paralegal – Understanding Costs

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,...

3 Things to Know Before Hiring a Paralegal

3 Things to Know Before Hiring a Paralegal

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...

About Your Ticket

About Your Ticket

 A Icon #. Identifies the Ontario Court B Offence #. Your Ticket Number can be tracked at any Ontario Provincial Court C Offence Date D Your Offence E Section Number F If Involved in a Collision G Fine Amount Payable Do You Need To Defend Yourself Against An Ontario...

Ontario Demerit Points

Ontario Demerit Points

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 Ticket Overview

Speeding Ticket Overview

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...

Ontario Traffic Tickets – What Are the Consequences?

Ontario Traffic Tickets – What Are the Consequences?

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,...

We’ll Help You Fight an Improper Passing Ticket

We’ll Help You Fight an Improper Passing Ticket

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...

Question – Red Light Camera Ticket

Question – Red Light Camera Ticket

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...

How to Fight a Ticket For Passing a School Bus

How to Fight a Ticket For Passing a School Bus

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...

School Bus Related Charges In Ontario

School Bus Related Charges In Ontario

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...

How to Fight a Stunt Driving Charge

How to Fight a Stunt Driving Charge

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...

Red Light – Fail To Stop Charges In Ontario

Red Light – Fail To Stop Charges In Ontario

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...

Careless Driving in Ontario

Careless Driving in Ontario

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...

Cannabis 101: A Comprehensive Guide

Cannabis 101: A Comprehensive Guide

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...

Appearing in Court for a Failure to Stop

Appearing in Court for a Failure to Stop

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:...

Paralegals in Ontario

Paralegals in Ontario

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...

Driver’s Licence Covid Delays

Driver’s Licence Covid Delays

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

Minor Fine But Serious Consequences

Minor Fine But Serious Consequences

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...

Language Rights

Language Rights

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

No Licence DUS

No Licence DUS

Are there instances where you can drive without a licence? What are the consequences of driving without a valid licence, and what different…

Radar Detectors 101

Radar Detectors 101

Learn everything to know about radar detectors in Ontario from a former Prosecutor. Charged with using a radar detector? Get a free consultation today!

Quebec Demerit Points

Quebec Demerit Points

Demerit points generally reflect the severity of an offence. Learn about Demerit points in Quebec & other types of offences leading to demerit points here

Should I Hire a Paralegal?

Should I Hire a Paralegal?

With the fair, knowledgeable assistance of a paralegal working on your behalf, the seemingly intimidating nature of the court becomes simple & stress free

Ontario Plate Denial

Ontario Plate Denial

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?

Unpaid Court Fines In Ontario

Unpaid Court Fines In Ontario

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!

Free Consultation

Free Consultation

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

Courtroom and Legal Terminology

Courtroom and Legal Terminology

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.