Benefits Of Hiring A Lawyer Or Paralegal For Traffic Tickets

Hiring a professional for representation is an important factor in achieving a favourable outcome with your ticket. If faced with a traffic ticket, you have the option to seek the services of either a lawyer or a paralegal. Both are qualified and offer many unique benefits, but cost-effective services and a focused expertise often make paralegals a preferred choice for traffic ticket defence.

Experience and knowledge should be a priority when choosing legal support, engaging someone who has a proven track record and positive reviews can significantly impact the success of your case. These professionals are trained to tackle the complexities of the Highway Traffic Act, research case law, and create strategies catered to your specific situation.

The benefits provided by legal services also go beyond creating a strong defence; they include the handling of legal documents, preparation for court appearances, and negotiating with prosecutors. Importantly, a skilled representative can meticulously scrutinize evidence presented by police officers, possibly leading to reduced penalties or even a dismissal of charges.

Another advantage is the potential to protect your driving record and the possible hike in insurance rates. A conviction can result in demerit points, which might escalate your insurance costs. 

Licensing for paralegals, regulated by the Law Society of Ontario, insists on comprehensive education programs and standards of good character, ensuring that when you choose a licensed traffic ticket paralegal, you are hiring someone with a confirmed baseline of competence.

An initial consultation with a potential legal representative can help you understand your legal options, and help you make a decision on hiring legal services. Ultimately, the aim is not just a successful outcome, but one that aligns with your interests, providing peace of mind and affording you the benefits of professional, specialized support.

Video Transcription:

Let’s talk about the benefits of hiring a lawyer or paralegal for traffic tickets. I believe this is an important thing to be aware of, that you want to consider hiring someone to assist you with what is a very difficult situation. When you choose someone to represent you on a matter such as this, you’ll be looking for experience, you’ll be looking for knowledge, and you’ll be looking for competence in doing that job for you.

The best example that I can sort of provide you at this point in time is that I’ve been in the industry for a number of years and I’ve had friends that were lawyers. I’m a non lawyer. I’m a paralegal. But I’ve had friends that are lawyers that have got themselves into problems, and I have been retained specifically to deal with their traffic ticket, because they were overwhelmed or not sure, and then, you know, the old saying, we’re all wise enough in this industry to realize that I would do the same.

They’ve retained me to deal with that problem for them. And if I got into that sort of a problem, I would retain my colleague Lisa Stroeder, for example, to help me with that particular problem. So what I am telling you is that there is a supreme benefit to having someone represent you. And that is compounded by the fact that if you’re finding someone who has the knowledge, and experience and proven track record.

I mean, look at the Google reviews, for example, and make a decision. But really, the only decision to make is not whether or not to represent yourself, it’s who you hire to help you with this particular problem.

by | Mar 11, 2024

Ron Harper

Ron Harper

Ron Harper, owner of OTD Ticket Defenders Legal Services, is a former Ontario Prosecutor and Licensed Paralegal with over 40 years of experience in traffic offences.

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