-->

Ontario Highway Traffic Act

Discuss the Ontario Highway Traffic Act.


Post Your Traffic Ticket, and Get Help!


The Ontario Traffic Ticket Forum!

       
    

All times are UTC - 5 hours [ DST ]




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 18 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2
Check It Out
No unread posts New Set Fines Starting Sept 1st, 2015! Read and Learn Here.
  Print view

Re: Plead or Request court date? (Worthwhile?)
Author Message
PostPosted: Wed Apr 27, 2016 8:49 pm 
Offline
Newbie

Joined: Tue Mar 22, 2016 10:55 am
Posts: 11
Decatur wrote:
There aren't any alternate charges to a handheld device ticket. The best you can expect would be a reduced fine.


Thanks. I seem to have got conflicting information on this, however - there is NO chance they will offer something else?

Quote:
Unless you're a horrible driver and already have quite a few points on your licence, they shouldn't be of concern.


Zero points on my record at this point. It's a bit of a long story why the actual charge and the points matter & I don't really want to get into it here, but to have the charge end on my record as something with less points would be a benefit. The dollar figure going down as well, well, also a bonus if possible. ;)

So, just to confirm....my early resolution appointment is this Friday.

I have the option of doing it by phone...should I consider this or am I better to go in person? I'd like to see the disclosure, should I expect the person I'll be dealing with to have it at that point, and if I do the process via phone will they read it to me on request?

And lastly...if I don't agree to anything at the early resolution appointment and opt to pursue the matter to court will I be presented with ANY other opportunity to resolve before I'm standing in front of the judge? IE, if there's no disclosure available for me on Friday I'll probably request it go to court, but if/when I get the disclosure and if/when it becomes evident I'm hosed at that point IF I actually end up in front of the judge, will I have another opportunity to plead on the dollar figure at least?

In short, I don't want to blow any opportunity Friday to have the charge and/or dollar figures changed IF that's a "do or die" last chance type situation.

Thanks.


Top
 Profile  
 
Re: Plead or Request court date? (Worthwhile?)
PostPosted: Wed Apr 27, 2016 9:03 pm 
Offline
High Authority

Joined: Thu Jul 26, 2012 1:18 pm
Posts: 1470
In person is probably better when trying to negotiate.

Most likely they will NOT have the disclosure.

Let's assume the prosecutor does offer you some kind of a plea deal... you could ask "Can I see disclosure before I decide whether to accept that or not?"
The prosecutor may say "Sure, no problem." which is what you want them to say, and leaves you with an opportunity to review all the disclosure to decide if you want to fight it at trial or take the deal.
The prosecutor may also say "No, this is a one time deal. Take it or leave it." in which case your only option will be to get disclsoure, go to trial and try beat it that way. Most likely, in this case, there will not be another plea deal offered.

_________________
+++ This is not legal advice, only my opinion +++


Top
 Profile  
 
Re: Plead or Request court date? (Worthwhile?)
PostPosted: Tue May 31, 2016 9:22 pm 
Offline
Newbie

Joined: Tue May 31, 2016 9:15 pm
Posts: 2
Just wondering how did the early resolution appointment go for your ticket.

did they offer you a lesser charge and fine?

Did you take it or did you end up going requesting to go to trial?


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 18 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2

All times are UTC - 5 hours [ DST ]


Related topics
 Topics   Author   Replies   Views   Last post 
There are no new unread posts for this topic. Section 11b, I can't make the court date to request a stay.

majesus

6

918

Fri Apr 11, 2014 7:43 pm

admin View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. how to request a trial date?

dgs

4

1007

Mon Mar 16, 2009 7:18 pm

FiReSTaRT View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. Court experience - Scaring/threatening you to plead guilty

PONS

4

888

Fri Sep 05, 2014 6:38 pm

PONS View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. Trial Date in 5 days , can I request adjournement ?

DrSteven

6

412

Tue Dec 01, 2015 3:20 pm

jsherk View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. Court lost request for trial

morta

4

744

Mon Oct 01, 2012 10:35 pm

admin View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. Court in 30 days did not request disclosure

808mafia

1

340

Tue Feb 02, 2016 6:03 pm

bend View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. court will notify 3-6 mo. about court DATE

rmyly

1

443

Fri Jan 13, 2012 11:40 am

daggx View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. Court date - How to tell if Officer is in court?

[ Go to pageGo to page: 1, 2 ]

t3ch9

16

491

Fri Sep 02, 2016 2:02 am

argyll View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. Court date

bengaluru

3

584

Tue Sep 21, 2010 12:51 pm

Reflections View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. What can be done before court date?

StressedInBath

1

634

Tue Sep 20, 2011 9:22 pm

Simon Borys View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. Pushing up the court date?

FiReSTaRT

11

2112

Fri Apr 17, 2009 12:28 pm

FiReSTaRT View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. once i got my appeal date --what happens at court?

Off_Camber

10

3440

Mon Feb 22, 2010 1:34 pm

ManlyMinute View the latest post

 


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
cron