Traffic Ticket Lawyers & paralegals St. Catharines
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 licence, insurance, or penalties appointed by the court or MTO such as licence 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 licence 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 licence 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 licenced 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 firstname.lastname@example.org, through our website at https://www.otdlegal.ca/contact, 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:
Welland Courthouse Location
445 Easy Main Street
Welland, ON L3B 2C6
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:
OTD Legal Services
Kitchener ON N2H 1H5
Email us at email@example.com
For a fast, free quote, text a picture of your ticket to 226-240-2480