I was doing some research on the internet and it says that if I fight my careless driving ticket then the penalty will get worse. Is that true?


The first thing you need to know about traffic tickets is that every case is different. Even if you receive the same ticket as someone else, your situation, facts, and circumstances will likely be completely different. One of the things that makes defending tickets so challenging is that we deal with individuals who all have a different story but arrives at the exact same charge.

Here at OTD Legal, you are more than a number. We take pride in personalizing your experience, so learning about you is important to us. One way we do that is by asking questions right from the beginning to get to know you a little bit better. Another thing we do is that when you call our office, we know your file by your name, never by your case number.

Back to the careless driving ticket… knowing what you now know, that every case is different, it is very difficult to make a blanket statement saying that a careless driving charge will get worse if you choose to fight it. From our experience, there are several possible successful outcomes in careless driving charges:

  • Have it completely withdrawn
  • Negotiate to have it reduced to a minor charge that carries lower fines and fewer demerit points
  • Proceed to trial, challenge the evidence, and achieve a ‘not guilty’ verdict

The best way to have your ticket and situation assessed is to call a Professional Paralegal. The OTD Legal team is available to complete an assessment of your ticket and provide you with information about how we can help and what your options are.

Here at OTD Legal, we offer a free initial review of your case and would be happy to provide you with the information you need to make an informed choice about what to do with your ticket. 

Have You Been Charged With Careless Driving In Ontario?

If you’ve been charged with careless driving in Ontario you should contact us as soon as possible. We have skill and experience in helping drivers just like you respond to accusations of careless driving and provide free, confidential consultations to empower you to fight your charges. We help drivers throughout Ontario including CambridgeGeorgetownLondonWindsor and from our home office in KitchenerContact us online or call us directly at 1.844.647.6869 or text us a copy of your ticket to 226-240-2480.