Fighting Traffic Tickets in Owen Sound and Walkerton
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- Monday: 9am – 5pm
- Tuesday: 9am – 5pm
- Wednesday: 9am – 5pm
- Thursday: 9am – 5pm
- Friday: 9am – 5pm
- Saturday: Closed
- Sunday: Closed
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Owen Sound Services
- Traffic Tickets
- Impaired Driving
- Case Preparation
- Summary Criminal Matters
- Document Drafting
- Small Claims
- Landlord and Tenant
- Record Suspensions (Pardons)
Your Owen Sound Representative
Jacqui Armstrong – Licenced Paralegal
Jacqui has over twenty years’ experience in legal and property management with the skills and experience to transcend industries. After nine years of property management, she started her legal career in 2003 with A Wilford Professional Corporation researching and analyzing law sources to prepare drafts of briefs and arguments for civil litigation, criminal, small claims, and estates. She also searched property titles, prepared all real estate documentation and managed the daily operations of the law firm. During this time, Jacqui was the recipient of the Owen Sound Chamber of Commerce Award of Georgian College for Community Involvement in Entrepreneurship in 2006, and the Clare Christie Award for demonstrating leadership in improving the Owen Sound and District Environment in 2007. In 2013, Jacqui decided to further her legal career as a Paralegal and attended the CTS Canadian Career College where she graduated in 2014 with honors. Jacqui is very passionate about legal services, civil rights and social action, education, environment, health, and poverty alleviation.
Have you been issued a speeding ticket in the Owen Sound area? If so, you can get assistance fighting your traffic charge and avoiding a conviction.
The licensed paralegals at XPolice are highly skilled and specifically trained to combat traffic tickets. They can help reduce fines, demerit points, and maintain your insurance premiums.
By just paying the fine you received for a traffic violation, you are basically admitting your guilt. Once a ticket has been paid, it is considered a conviction. A traffic conviction can not only result in fines and demerit points, it can have other effects on your life as well.
Repercussions of a Traffic Conviction
Any type of traffic conviction is recorded on your Ontario driver’s abstract. A traffic conviction can be handed out for something as small as a speeding fine, to more serious convictions like careless driving.
Here are some of the possible consequences:
Loss or suspension of license
Record on your driver’s abstract
Increase in insurance
Fines for traffic violations are usually assigned based on their level of severity. For example, low end fines can be as low as around $50 for minor speeding infractions, and can go as high as $10,000 for criminal offences like careless driving or stunt driving.
Demerit points are assigned when you are convicted of a traffic violation. Accumulating points is not a good thing. You want to try to stay at 0 points if possible.
Any demerit points accrued will stay on your record for at least 2 years from the date they were issued.
If you get 6 demerit points for a single offence, such as careless driving or going 50+ kilometers over the speed limit, it can result in an immediate license suspension.
If you reach 9 points you will likely be requested for an interview to explain why you should be allowed to keep your license. Failure to attend this interview may also result in your driver’s license being suspended.
Loss or Suspension of License
As mentioned above, an immediate license suspension can be handed out for excessive speeding (50+ kms over the limit), careless or stunt driving, as well as DUI.
Your license may also be suspended for too many demerit points, or too many outstanding tickets.
Some traffic violations can even result in a jail term. The offences include careless driving, stunt driving, failure to remain at the scene of an accident, and driving with a suspended license.
Any conviction for a traffic offence can stay on your driving record for 2-3 years.
Increase in Insurance
People don’t often consider the indirect effects of a traffic conviction. Any traffic conviction, no matter how small, will likely result in an increase of your insurance premiums.
The best way to avoid paying more insurance is to fight your tickets to get penalties reduced and possibly escape a conviction.
Another indirect effect of a traffic conviction is problems with employment. This is especially true if the conviction results in loss or suspension of your license.
If your job requires you to have a valid driver’s license, a suspended license could end up costing you that job.
Fight Traffic Tickets Owen Sound
Employ the services of XPolice to get professional help fighting your traffic charges and steering clear of unnecessary penalties.