Stratford Courthouse Location
1 Huron St
Stratford, ON N5A 5S4
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Stratford is well known for its Shakespeare Festival, but also draws students to its local campus of the University of Western Ontario as well as sports enthusiasts to its rich sporting culture. Whether you are resident, student, or simply enjoying the sports and entertainment of Stratford, if you are stopped and charged by the police it is important to know your legal rights and what penalties you are facing should you be convicted.
Our team at OTD Legal Services helps both regular drivers as well as commercial motor vehicle operators. We assist defendants such as yourself with very serious offences such as fail to stop for a school bus, careless driving, fail to remain, drive under suspension, or provide false information to police. We also assist clients with simpler offences such as speeding, fail to surrender insurance card, driver fail to properly wear seatbelt, disobey stop sign, unnecessary noise, and follow too closely.
Some defendants simply plead guilty to charges without fully understanding the consequences of doing so. Does the offence carry demerit points? How large of a fine will be assessed upon conviction? How long will the record of conviction remain on the driving record? Will a conviction result in a driver’s licence suspension? Is there the possibility of jail time upon conviction? These are all questions that we can provide you with answers to. This is important information that needs to be considered before deciding whether to proceed in defending your interests at court, or whether to simply plead guilty.
In as little as 10 to 15 minutes, our team can generally gather your basic information and provide you with the information you require. Most of the cases that we assist defendants with can be resolved without the need for the client to ever attend court. By filing for and reviewing the Prosecutor’s evidence, one of our licensed paralegals will be able to meet with the Prosecutor on your behalf in advance of trial to review the legal merits of their case. The initial goal of this early resolution meeting is to see whether the Prosecutor has enough legal basis to proceed in their case and whether a sufficient legal argument can be made to simply have the charge(s) against you withdrawn. When an offence is withdrawn, it has no impact on your driving history, demerit points, licensing, or insurance.
If an offence cannot be withdrawn, then it can generally at least be negotiated to either a lesser offence or reduced penalties. For the minority of cases that result in an actual trial, it is important to have experienced and knowledgeable legal representation. Unfortunately, if a self-representing defendant is convicted at trial through an ineffective defence due to a lack of legal knowledge, there is generally little legal recourse. Our paralegals represent defendants such as yourself in the courts on a daily basis and will attempt to resolve your matter without the need for you to go through the stressful experience of attending court or providing evidence in the courtroom.
We offer a no-cost, no-commitment initial review of cases. Our staff can be reached via our toll-free number at 1-866-591-9206, via email at [email protected], online at https://www.otdlegal.ca/contact, or at any of our offices in person. Know your rights and options before making a decision that could impact your ability to remain licensed and insurable.
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:
For a fast, free quote, text a picture of your ticket to 226-240-2480