The traffic court gives you three (3) options of what to do with your speeding ticket, we explain those options here. Pleading guilty, meeting the prosecutor or fighting the ticket.
Options for Fighting Speeding Tickets
What you need to know about the speeding ticket they gave you…
Plead Guilty with an Explanation – Not Advisable
- a Justice listens to the drivers explanation
- aLL the Justice is allow to do is lower the fine
- the Justice cannot withdraw, dismiss or cancel the ticket
- the Justice cannot remove any demerit points from the speeding ticket
- the demerit points go on the driving record for two years
- the conviction goes on the driving record for three years
- the speeding ticket can affect the insurance.
Meet the Prosecutor to discuss your ticket – Never Advisable
- At the court house the clerk may offer the driver to… “meet the prosecutor, to come to a resolution and avoid going to trial for speeding“.
- If the driver meets with the prosecutor, they lose any chance to have the ticket dismissed.
- The ticket, a conviction and any demerit points go on the driving record for 3 years.
- Any driver licence suspension will apply.
- The speeding ticket can affect the insurance.
All the prosecutor is allowed to do is reduce the ticket. The speeding ticket still goes on the driving record and to the insurance for three (3) years.
- It is improper and against the law for a clerk at court to give or offer legal advice.
- Court clerk are not qualified to give you advice, nor are they allowed to by law.
- The clerk is not acting in the interest of the court, not the driver.
- There maybe issues or a mistake that could cancel your ticket, which the clerk doesn’t/won’t disclose to the driver.
- The driver loses any chance to have the ticket dismissed
- The police officer does not have to appear for trial, prosecutor does not have to prove charge in court.
Fight the Speeding Ticket
Fighting a speeding ticket is the best way to keep your driving record clear, and your insurance rates low. As well as;
- Best chance to win your speeding ticket.
- Police officer has to attend traffic court, if they don’t the charges are dropped.
- Prosecution is has to prove the case against you, before you have to defend yourself.
- If the police or prosecution cannot prove the case for any reason, the ticket can be dismissed.
- You always have a chance to win your ticket.
- Your driving record is kept clear and insurance low!
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