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Traffic Ticket Lawyers & Paralegals in Kapuskasing, ON

Kapuskasing Courthouse Location
88 Riverside Dr
Kapuskasing, ON P5N 1B3

Kapuskasing Court

I was pulled over in Kapuskasing and given a traffic ticket. What can I do?

If you have received a traffic infraction in Kapuskasing, you first need to determine if you have been given a Summons or a Ticket. A summons will have a court date on it and no set fine amount. A ticket will have a set fine amount and no court date. Both a ticket and a summons are contestable. A summons will command you to attend the Provincial Offences Court in Kapuskasing at 88 Riverside Drive on a set date at a set time to answer to the charge. A ticket will require you to respond to it by choosing one of the options on the back or side of the ticket.

What are my options if I get a ticket?

You must respond to the ticket within 15 days of receiving it. Responding to, or “filing” the ticket, means you have decided to do one of the following:

  1. You can pay the ticket. Doing so means that you are entering a plea of guilty and accepting all the associated penalties. Payment can be made in person at the courthouse or online. Most of the penalties that you can receive from paying a ticket are not listed on the ticket itself. There could be demerit points, a license suspension or cancellation, and insurance implications ranging from a minor increase to a significant increase in your insurance rates. There may also be consequences to your employment if your job requires you to drive or if you have a clause in your employment contract regarding convictions/demerit points. 
  2. You can request a court date. Doing so will allow you to dispute the ticket or give you an opportunity to have the ticket reduced to eliminate some or all of the penalties associated with it. There are typically two directions that you can choose from here: to attempt to have the charge reduced or to attempt to have the charge withdrawn or dismissed. Choosing either option usually involves reviewing the evidence to see if all the elements required to get a conviction are present in the disclosure. If so, the best course of action may be to meet with the Prosecutor to attempt to have the charge reduced to decrease the penalties against you. If all the elements are not present to get a conviction, if you have a defence, or if there is a legal argument that can be made, the best course of action may be to point this out to the Prosecutor to attempt to have the charge withdrawn. If your efforts are not successful, the last option is to conduct a trial and try to win. 

NOTE: If you do not respond to a ticket, you will be found guilty of the charge unless there is a fatal error on the face of the ticket. If you are found guilty, you will be given 15 days to pay the fine. If you do not pay the fine on time, additional fees will be added on, and your driver’s license may be suspended.

What are my options if I get a summons?

Summonses are usually issued for more serious traffic charges. You must attend court on the date and time indicated on the summons. On the first court date, or First Appearance, you are usually provided the disclosure package and given an adjournment so you can review the evidence and obtain representation and legal advice. You may be given the opportunity to speak to the Prosecutor at this appearance or a subsequent appearance date. If so, you may be “offered” a reduced charge. You will not be informed of all the penalties associated with either the original charge on the summons or the proposed reduced charge as the Prosecutor and court staff are not there to give you legal advice. You will be told how much the fine is, the wording of the charge you will be pleading guilty to, and if the court is seeking a “court imposed” license suspension or jail term. You will not be informed about any additional penalties, including insurance implications, suspension or cancellation of your driver’s license imposed by the Ministry of Transportation, demerit points associated with the charge, or employment implications. 

NOTE: If you do not attend court on your summons date, your matter will be scheduled for trial. If you do not attend the trial date, you will likely be found guilty and sentenced in your absence. You will be given 15 days to pay the fine. If you do not pay the fine on time, additional fees will be added on, and your driver’s license may be suspended.

How can OTD Legal Services help me with my ticket or summons?

We are a firm of experienced licensed paralegals. We regularly attend the Kapuskasing Provincial Offences Court and have a good rapport with the staff and Prosecutors. We will review the evidence against you and decide if you have a defence to the charge or if a legal argument can be made on your behalf. We have the knowledge required to understand the elements of a charge and how to get a charge withdrawn. We also have extensive trial experience, and will conduct a trial on your behalf, if necessary. We offer a one-time fee that covers your legal representation from start to finish. If you are looking for the best possible outcome, contact us today for a free consultation and quote. We can be reached by email at, by telephone at 705-996-2540 or toll-free at 844-647-6869.


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Our Services

Speeding Tickets

Speeding tickets are common offenses. If ticketed, understand your legal rights, consequences, and options. Avoid simply paying; we can often reduce charges or find legal grounds for dismissal. Make informed decisions to safeguard rights and insurance rates.

Suspended License

Driving on a suspended license is a serious offence, potentially leading to jail time and hefty fines. If you’ve received a ticket or court summons for this in Ontario, OTD Ticket Defenders Legal Services can assist.

Careless Driving

Facing a careless driving charge in Ontario? Our team at OTD Legal, comprised of skilled lawyers and paralegals, is here to assist you. Our experienced team at OTD Legal understands the complexities of these charges and can provide the guidance and representation you need to navigate this challenging situation.

Cellphone Use & Distracted Driving

Driver distraction causes numerous preventable accidents annually, treated seriously under Canadian law. If you face a distracted driving ticket or court summons, OTD Ticket Defenders Legal Services can advocate for you.

Accident Charges

Accidents can unexpectedly disrupt life, causing immediate inconveniences and long-term consequences. If you’ve received a ticket or court summons related to a crash, OTD Ticket Defenders Legal Services is here to assist.

Fail To Remain / Report

Failing to remain at a collision scene is a grave offence with severe consequences. Conviction may lead to hefty penalties, license loss, and increased insurance costs for high-risk drivers. Safeguard your interests with our experienced team.

Emergency Vehicles

Failure to stop for emergency vehicles is a serious offense. If cited, seek help from OTD Ticket Defenders Legal Services. Get Your Free Consultation With Us Today!


If you’ve been convicted of a civil traffic offense, you can appeal the decision to mitigate consequences. OTD Ticket Defenders Legal Services aids in preparing your appeal, safeguarding your driving privileges and record.

Stunt Driving and Racing Tickets

If the police have charged you with Stunt Racing, 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 insurance rates and pocketbook.

CVOR / Commercial Tickets

For commercial motor vehicle drivers dealing with a CVOR ticket, understanding the consequences is crucial before deciding on a course of action.

Failure to Wear Seat Belt

If you’ve been ticketed for not wearing your seatbelt, avoid steep fines, points, and insurance hikes. Before admitting guilt, consult with OTD Ticket Defenders Legal Services.

Failure to Obey Stop Sign

Don’t underestimate the impact of failing to obey a stop sign. Before paying your ticket, consult with OTD Ticket Defenders Legal Services for a confidential and free consultation.

Driving While Disqualified

Driving while disqualified is a severe criminal offense with potential jail time and vehicle impoundment. If you face charges, OTD Ticket Defenders Legal Services is here to help.

HOV Lane Ticket

If you have received a ticket or summons for Improper Use of the HOV Lane, contact OTD Legal Services as soon as possible. We can help you defend yourself and look out for your best interest.

Failure To Yield Ticket

Entrust OTD Ticket Defenders Legal Services to contest your traffic tickets and pursue appeals, including “failure to yield” charges. From right-of-way issues to stop sign violations, our seasoned team is committed to protecting your rights and ensuring fair treatment under the law.

Unsafe Turn Ticket

Unsafe turn tickets, or Turn – Not in Safety tickets, are issued for a variety of reasons in Ontario. Our team is one of the most successful firms in Ontario at winning unsafe turn violation charges.

Following Too Closely

Paying a follow too closely ticket can also result in a driver’s license suspension. If you have been charged with Follow Too Closely in Ontario, contact our office for a free, confidential consultation.

Failing to Stop for a School Bus

Due to the serious nature of this charge, it is always best to talk to an experienced paralegal before deciding how to proceed. Our team can help uncover defences that may be available to you.