Address: 149 Willowdale Avenue, Toronto Ontario M2N 4Y5
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Fighting Traffic Tickets in Toronto and the GTA
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- Monday: 9am – 6pm
- Tuesday: 9am – 6pm
- Wednesday: 9am – 6pm
- Thursday: 9am – 6pm
- Friday: 9am – 6pm
- Saturday: 1pm – 4pm
- Sunday: Closed
* After hours by appointment only
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Fight Traffic Tickets Toronto
If you have been issued a traffic ticket in the Toronto area, there is assistance available to you to get fines and other penalties reduced, and possibly avoid a conviction entirely.
XPolice Traffic Services Toronto offers fully licensed paralegals that are extremely experienced in combatting all types of traffic tickets in Toronto. Having a dedicated professional in your corner that knows the ins and outs of the Toronto traffic court system can make all the difference to your case.
For example, if you choose to represent yourself in court to fight a ticket, you are placing yourself at a considerable disadvantage. Why not have someone that knows not only the processes of Toronto traffic court, but also the officers involved that will be prosecuting and determining the outcome of your case?
What options do you have after receiving a traffic ticket?
Once you have received a traffic ticket there are basically three courses of action available to you. You must choose one of the following options within 15 days of the ticket’s date of issue.
- Plead Guilty
- Plead Guilty with Explanation
- Plead Not Guilty – Trial Option
If you choose to plead guilty, this will allow you to pay your traffic ticket without going to court. You will have the option to pay your ticket online, over the phone, by mail, or in person.
This method may seem like the easiest (especially if you have lots of money), but there are a few reasons it is not always the most practical or beneficial.
First of all, paying your ticket is the same as an admission of guilt. Paying your ticket voluntarily results in a traffic conviction and will go on your driving record for at least 2-3 years.
Secondly, most offences also carry a penalty of demerit points. If you accrue too many demerit points, your licence may be suspended. So, even if you have piles of money to throw at your traffic tickets, it won’t do you much good if your licence is taken away.
Thirdly, once you are convicted of one traffic offence, you are more likely to get a ticket if you are stopped again.
Guilty Plea with an Explanation
This option is also known as the Early Resolution option. This option will allow you to appear in court to attempt to lower the penalties associated with your charge.
Due to the fact that you are still pleading guilty with this option, the results will likely be the same as a regular guilty plea. It will still result in a traffic offence conviction, and it is improbable your fines will be reduced because traffic fines are set by statute.
Not Guilty Plea – Trial Option
This is the most sensible choice if you are interested in fighting your traffic ticket. By pleading not guilty, there is a chance your charges will be dismissed. When choosing this option, you will be requesting a trial in order to plead your case.
There are no extra court fees involved with this option, and the amount of your fine will not change whether you choose to plead guilty or not guilty.
There is also a chance you can win your case on a police error. For example, if the procedures that resulted in your charge were not lawful, your case could be thrown out. Also, if the issuing officer does not show up in court, there is a chance your case will be dismissed.
XPolice Toronto can help you avoid a conviction and maintain a clean driving record.
Your Toronto Representative
Gerald Shapiro, BA
Gerald heads up the XPolice office in the Greater Toronto Area. As a seasoned licensed paralegal, with extensive knowledge in defending traffic, criminal and Provincial Offences, he has a well deserved reputation for serving our client’s needs and achieving the best results possible.
Gerald is also a lecturer at Seneca College teaching in the area of International Business, Law and Marketing.
As a former Ontario and World Class athlete, Gerald has been a provincial and national champion. As part of Team Canada, he has proudly represented Canada at the International Federation of Body Builders world competition in Europe.
Gerald is knowledgeable, reliable and focused on winning!