Thank you! Do you think I should go to trial? what would the chances be of it getting dropped? My main concern is getting a charge that gets my licence taken away as I am only a G2. Should I suggest that charge? Or wait to see what he/she says. I am so nervous!UnluckyDuck wrote:Usually what happens in these early resolution meetings is the prosecutor tells you what you were charge with, and then offer you a reduced charge if they want. You could probably get it reduced to Left Turn - Not in Safety which carries a fine of $110 and 2 points. If you agree to it, they'll explain how to pay it, if you try and challenge what they say, they'll immediately book you a trial which you would need to come back to Toronto (or whichever issuing City) for (unless you hire an attorney). Remember, an early resolution is not like a trial. They're not going to argue with you, or drop the charge. If you try that, they'll send you to trial.
Being a G2 driver means that with a Careless Charge you will be suspended for 30 days because of the Novice Driver Escalating Sanctions. Keeping that in mind, there most likely to drop it to a Left Turn - Not in Safety at the early resolution meeting. Like stated before, that's $110 and 2 points, so you still keep your license, just you have a conviction.
If you choose to go to trial, then I suggest to request disclosure and put it up here (blocking out all personal information) for interpretation. For the trial, the cop, plus witness must be present in order to secure a conviction. But don't bank on winning the case because of it, because if both show up, and the proper evidence is there, you will be charged.
Look through this forum at similar cases and do your research. If this is too much of a hassle for you, hire a Paralegal.