I just want to share my experience with the paralegal from Ontario Traffic Tickets Legal Services.
Three weeks before my trial day I called the company office in Ajax and spoke with one of their paralegals. I wanted to discuss with him my case and a fee he would charge to represent me. At the end I did not hire the guy.
On the court day he was in the room representing someone else.
At the time of the court recess he approached me to make an offer on behalf of the prosecutor to plea for a lesser charge. When I rejected the offer he returned to the prosecutor and they started whispering again. I overheard him providing to the prosecutor with some crucial details of my defense that I shared with him.
Now my case is postponed until February but I guess the prosecutor made some notes in my file.
Guys, beware of paralegals! They are not on your side. They are part of the system and look at you only as a source of income.
They make a backroom deals with the prosecutors for the later reciprocation.