Traffic Ticket

Traffic Ticket Lawyer

Can you help me fight my traffic ticket?   

If a lawyer is available to attend court on your behalf, then we may assist you. Also, our traffic ticket lawyer may advise you on the merits of any traffic ticket defence you have. Lastly, our traffic ticket lawyer may negotiate with the Crown to obtain a lesser penalty. At times the Crown will agree to drop a charge (if you are facing many), or modify the charge to settle the matter early.

Are there penalties for ignoring my traffic ticket?

This depends on your traffic ticket. If you do not appear on your scheduled court date, then you risk:

  • Being convicted in your absence,
  • Losing your ability to defend your ticket, and
  • Having a warrant issued for your arrest.

With that being said, we can stand as your agent to enter a plea, set a date for a hearing, adjourn your matter, or argue your case.

Can I face jail time for my traffic ticket?

Generally speaking, the answer is “no.” But if you do not appear to a mandatory court date you may have a warrant out for your arrest. Furthermore, there are more serious traffic offences that, depending on your driving history, may contain a jail sentence. Though this usually only occurs if you committed the same serious offence recently. Lastly, upon non-payment of a limited amount of traffic ticket convictions, you may face jail time.

How do demerits work?

If you are concerned about your demerits, then please contact our traffic ticket lawyer. Our lawyer can advise you on:

  • The amount of demerits you face with your current charge(s),
  • The amount of demerits you can have before facing a licence suspension,
  • The Crown’s requirement to notify you of your demerits, and
  • The several legal strategies for avoiding demerit-related consequences.

What else can you help me with?

There is much more a lawyer can help you with. A lawyer can also assist you with requesting additional time to pay your fee. As many offences include a fee range (i.e. $2,000 – $10,000 fee), our lawyer can argue to the court to give you the lowest penalty possible.

If you face licence suspension, a significant fine,  or possible jail time due to your traffic ticket, please contact our office today to consult with our traffic ticket defence lawyer.