Phone: (905) 581-1006
Fax: (289) 975-5135
Address: 554 King Street West. Hamilton, Ontario L8P 1C2
Email: [email protected]
Fighting Traffic Tickets in Hamilton, Brantford, Cayuga and Simcoe
Hours of Operation
- Monday: 9am – 5pm
- Tuesday: 9am – 5pm
- Wednesday: 9am – 5pm
- Thursday: 9am – 5pm
- Friday: 9am – 5pm
- Saturday: By appointment only
- Sunday: Closed
- Traffic Tickets
- Impaired Driving
- Case Preparation
- Document Drafting
- Small Claims
- Landlord and Tenant
- Record Suspensions (Pardons)
Fight Traffic Tickets Hamilton Downtown
Have you recently been issued a traffic ticket in the downtown Hamilton area? If so, the professionally licensed paralegals at XPolice can help you fight your ticket in order to get your fine and other penalties reduced.
Let’s say you get a traffic ticket, and in effort to avoid hassle, you just go and pay it. That is basically the equivalent of admitting your guilt. When you admit your guilt in this fashion, it results in an automatic conviction. It may seem like the natural thing to do, paying the fine for the ticket you have been given. But, being convicted of a traffic offence may come with more consequences than you realize.
Effects of a Traffic Conviction
Aside from the fine that comes with most traffic convictions, there are other possible consequences as well. These may include:
- Demerit points
- Insurance premiums
- Driver’s licence status
Demerit points are assigned based on the severity of the traffic offence. You don’t lose points when you are convicted of a traffic offence, but rather points are accumulated based on traffic convictions. If you accrue too many points, your licence may be suspended or revoked.
Even just one traffic conviction can have an unfavourable effect on your insurance premiums. Multiple traffic offences and an accumulation of demerit points can send you car insurance premiums through the roof.
Driver’s Licence Status
There are a couple different ways in which your licence can get suspended. One way is through building up too many demerit points. If you reach 9 demerit points, you may have to have an interview to discuss the status of your driver’s licence. During this interview, you will be expected to present a strong case as to why your licence should not be suspended. Failure to attend this interview may also result in suspension of your licence.
Another way you can have your licence suspended or revoked is by being convicted of a more serious or criminal offence, such as careless driving or stunt driving.
If you are convicted of a traffic offence that results in the suspension of your licence it can impact your entire life. Not being able to drive may make it more difficult or even impossible to get to work. If your job requires to have a valid driver’s licence, it could result in the termination of your employment.
Fight Traffic Tickets Hamilton Downtown
As you can see, there are many adverse effects to being convicted for a traffic violation. That is why you should attempt to fight any ticket you get. Your first offence may seem like nothing, but that could easily turn into two violations, and all of a sudden you become a multiple offender. This can result in hefty fines, demerit points, increased insurance premiums, loss of licence, and even loss of employment.
The paralegals at XPolice Hamilton have ample experience fighting traffic tickets in the Hamilton court system. Knowing the operations as well as the officers of the court can go a long well in helping your case and resulting in reduced fines and penalties.
Contact our Hamilton office today for a free consultation!
XPolice began in downtown Hamilton in 2003. Our convenient downtown office is situated between Locke St. and Dundurn St. and features plenty of parking. Our XPolice team is here to help you sort out your traffic ticket situation and help you win your case.
Traffic violations occur on a daily basis in the Hamilton area. Dealing with XPolice offers many different benefits, including avoiding increased insurance premiums, keeping your driving record clean and protecting your livelihood if you have a driving job.
Take the time to think about your traffic ticket before you just run out and pay it. It may only seem minor to you, but making the payment is admitting guilt and small infractions can make a big difference. Visit our downtown Hamilton location at 554 King Street West, or call (905) 581-1006 to schedule a free consultation and discuss your case with one of our law society licensed paralegals.
Your Hamilton Representatives
Steve Petersen | Owner/Operator of XPolice Hamilton
30 years police experience
Steve started his Policing career in 1986 serving 3 years in Durham Region before coming to Hamilton in 1989. Steve continued to serve in several areas of the Hamilton Police service which included: front line patrol, started up the bicycle unit, marine unit, lockup (custody), weekend and holiday court sergeant, traffic officer and motorcycle officer. Steve was also trained as a commercial motor vehicle enforcement officer to inspect medium and large trucks, bus and other commercial motor vehicle.
Steve holds a commercial motor vehicle licence and a motorcycle license. This helps in his current practice as he has operated all types of vehicles and understands the dynamics of commercial motor vehicles.
While serving as a Police officer Steve also was the head instructor for Police foundations for several years. Steve continues to lecture in Police related matters.
In 2016 Steve retired from policing and did not miss a beat! Steve immediately started practicing as a paralegal specializing in traffic matters. Steve is licensed by the Law Society of Upper Canada but relies heavily on his background in policing. Understanding how police operations work and investigating matters is the key to his success. In a very short time Steve has become a very dominating and well-known figure in the Hamilton courts.
In October of 2017 Steve took over as owner and operator of the 2 Hamilton X-Police locations. This is an excellent fit for him and Steve enjoys advocating for his clients in court.
Aynsley Petersen | Operations Manager of XPolice Hamilton
Aynsley graduated from Ontario College of Health & Technology in 2010 in Police foundations. Upon graduating Aynsley got licensed in the security field and became a private investigator. While practicing in the field of private investigation she opened her own firm. Aynsley continues to own and operate her private investigation firm and manage field operations. While doing this she attended and completed college to become a licensed paralegal.
Aynsley is married to Steve and is his motivation and partner in all ways. She has been there with Steve through the years of policing and with him from the start of their paralegal traffic defence practice.
Aynsley holds a commercial motor vehicle licence. Yes, she can drive a truck! This helps in her new venture of becoming a licensed paralegal and can help Steve even further in their practice.
In October of 2017, Aynsley took over management of the 2 Hamilton XPolice locations. This gives her the opportunity to work with clients and understand their needs.
Ingrid Ispas | Licensed Paralegal & Operations Manager of XPolice Hamilton Downtown
BA in Psychology & Criminology/Licensed Paralegal
Ingrid graduated from Brock University in 2015 with a major in Psychology and a Minor in Criminology. Ingrid then attended Mohawk College and graduated from the Paralegal program with Honours in April of 2017.
Ingrid wrote her licensing exam and passed in August of 2017 and was licensed shortly after.
Ingrid started off at XPolice Hamilton during her placement and met Steve Petersen at court. Through her hard work and passion for the field she impressed Steve and ultimately was hired on full time at XPolice Hamilton in October of 2017.
Ingrid splits her time between the office and Hamilton court. She is known and well liked in Hamilton court. Ingrid continues to learn new things to develop in the field and is passionate about what she does. She enjoys working with clients and is understanding of their needs.
Ian’s first foray in Defence was in the Intelligence Branch of the Canadian Forces, deploying domestically and to the Middle East before retiring after 10 years of service as a Commissioned Lieutenant (Navy/Marine).
After graduating from the French Common Law Programme at the University of Moncton in 2014, Ian articled in Ottawa before starting a Criminal Defence firm in Hamilton, Ontario. Ian resides in Grimsby and is an advocate for his community and his clients, relying on trial experience in both Superior and Ontario Courts of Justice to achieve success in the Courtroom.
Fields of experience include Assaults, Impaired driving, Drug and firearm charges. Ian is proud to work hand in hand with Steve Petersen and the team at X-Police to get the best results possible for Traffic and Driving offenses under the Criminal Code of Canada.