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Traffic Ticket Lawyers and Paralegals in St. Catharines, ON

Welland Courthouse Location
445 Easy Main Street
Welland, ON L3B 2C6


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St. Catharines is located alongside the QEW and highway 406 on the south shore of Lake Ontario within the regional municipality of the Niagara Region. Other areas within the Niagara region include Niagara Falls, Port Colborne, Thorold, Welland, Fort Erie, Grimsby, Lincoln, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Pelham, Wainfleet, and West Lincoln.
Along with the many wineries that draw many tourists to the area, the Niagara region is also home to a large number of academic institutions such as Brock University, Niagara Parks Commission School of Horticulture, Niagara College, Concordia Lutheran Theological Seminary, Ridley College, Niagara Catholic District School Board, District School Board of Niagara, and Conseil Scolaire Viamonde.

If you have been charged by the Niagara Regional Police Service or the Ontario Provincial police under the Highway Traffic Act or the Compulsory Automobile Insurance Act, it is important to understand your legal rights and options before deciding whether to plead guilty or to defend your charge(s) at court. What may appear to be a simple offence may actually carry significant penalties to your driver’s license, insurance, or penalties appointed by the court or MTO such as license suspension or imprisonment. In Ontario, demerit point penalties can range anywhere from 0 to 7 demerit points and fines can range from under a hundred dollars to up to tens of thousands of dollars. A suspension of your license by the court or the MTO can result in costly interruptions to your ability to meet your personal, family, and work obligations.

Our team at OTD Legal Services has the experience and knowledge to help you. We assist clients with minor offences such as disobey stop sign, red/amber light fail to stop, fail to surrender license or insurance card, speeding, driver fail to properly wear seatbelt, or change lane not in safety. We also assist defendants with very serious offences such as drive under suspension, careless driving, stunt driving/race motor vehicle, operate motor vehicle no insurance, or failing to stop for a school bus. Our team can also assist you with charges originating from a motor vehicle collision or with commercial motor vehicle related charges where CVOR point penalties can have an impact on your employability.

By providing cost-effective legal representation to our clients, OTD Legal Services will protect your interests at court with minimal-to-no requirement for you to attend court or file legal documents. Our team will respond to the court on your behalf and file for a release of the evidence in your case from the Prosecutor’s Office. After reviewing the disclosure of evidence, one of our paralegals will meet with the Prosecutor for an early resolution meeting to determine whether the Prosecutor has enough to proceed on, or whether the charge(s) can simply be withdrawn.

Where charges against a defendant cannot be outright withdrawn, they can often times be negotiated to either reduce the number of charges, amend the offences to lesser offences, or have their penalties reduced. For those less frequently occurring cases that result in a full trial, having a licensed paralegal presenting your defence to the court and contesting the evidence against you will generally provide you a much stronger defence than attempting to argue on your own behalf.

OTD Legal Services offers a no cost, no obligation review of matters by calling our toll-free number at 1-866-591-9206 or via email, through our website at, or at any of our offices in person.

For most simple matters, we can gather the necessary information from you and provide you with basic information about your charges and the court process within 10 to 15 minutes. This minimal investment of time will help you make an informed decision in protecting your interests rather than potentially regretting a hasty decision that could have life altering consequences.

Charges issued in the St. Catharines area appear before the Welland Court:

Have you been charged by the police and are looking to have your ticket or summons reviewed? We offer a no-cost review to help provide basic information about your offence and the court process so that you can make an informed decision on how you wish to proceed in protecting your interests. Ticket reviews are conducted by telephone through our head office toll-free at 1-866-591-9206.

While we do maintain administrative locations to meet with existing clients for trial preparation or to pickup or drop off documents, these locations are by appointment only. All administration, court correspondence, and client contact is through our head office at:

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For a fast, free quote, text a picture of your ticket to 226-240-2480


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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.