Suppose a person is charged with a traffic ticket and does not know what penalties he should expect. Depending on the traffic ticket, consequences, ranged from small to large, may address your driver’s license or insurance or include financial penalties issued by the court. However, in this case, you should best protect your interests and rights, but how can you make the best decision? Licensed Toronto paralegals can help if you have received a traffic ticket since they know all legal procedures in Toronto, Ontario.
You will receive a traffic ticket when committing a moving violation, such as exceeding the speed limitations, or a non-moving violation such as parking in a wrong parking space. A traffic ticket is, in fact, a kind of notice that informs you about a penalty. The penalty may address your driver’s license and make you lose points. When you receive a traffic ticket, try to consult a Toronto paralegal before doing any other actions. A traffic ticket may also force you to pay a specific amount of money as a fine.
You shouldn’t ignore paying the fine on time unless it will lead to prosecution. Otherwise, a traffic ticket may be a notice that tells you should appear in court, and then the judge determines whether you are guilty or not. In this case, you may need to hire a paralegal to help you pass all legal procedures successfully.
All provinces keep the record of the drivers separately, including the traffic tickets they have received. When a driver gets a traffic ticket, there are three possible conditions for him/her. S/he may be guilty, not guilty, or guilty with an explanation. The driver himself/herself or his/her representative, such as a paralegal, must become present in court at a specific date and time. If the court finds the driver not guilty, both the driver, or his paralegal, and the police officer, who issued the traffic ticket, must attend. However, the court judge can dismiss the driver if the police officer can’t be present.
If the driver is guilty, he may have to pay a monetary amount for a non-moving violation. For moving violation, a deduction of the point is considered in addition to the fine. There are some provisions made by the court that tries to make a deal between a driver and the prosecutor. If parties fail to come to an agreement, both must attend the court and speak on their behalf.
Highway Traffic Acts:
Traffic-related laws and acts regulate the drivers and govern the roads and traffic. The highway traffic act in Ontario, often known as HTA, classifies traffic offenses, regulates vehicle licensing, and considers loads administration and transportation issues. This act was first issued in 1923 in Ontario to decrease the number of accidents on the highways. However, driving conditions have changed significantly, and, as a result, there have been amendments to the original act to match the changes. The last amendment was made on the act in 2009 that bans drivers from using cellphones while driving.