First off, thank you to everyone who has provided advice and help with my case thus far!
Just to recap, on June 12th 2016 I received a ticket for "Disobey Stop Sign - Failing to Stop" in Mississauga, however I was certain that I did stop and I have dashcam footage (https://youtu.be/LWPos-DPscM?t=81) that I feel would help (however it does look super close to a rolling stop).
Now I filed for notice to appear for trial the very next morning, on June 13th and was told that in 30 days (including weekends) I would get my trial date in the mail.
July 12th came and went and I did not get anything.
July 14th in the morning I called the courthouse asking for them to follow up, they said no date has been set yet and I should give it another week.
I gave it another week and nothing came yet, so I called today, July 25 asking for them to follow up. They said the date was booked on July 20 for me to appear in court on September 7.
My concern is, this does not allow me enough time to receive my disclosure request, which I will file today, July 25. On the Mississauga disclosure website (https://www7.mississauga.ca/cityforms/legislative/) it says that it takes 6 to 8 weeks to obtain, which would cut it reallllyyy close to my court date. Btw I will not be using their disclosure form, I have taken a template from this site to use However, is this grounds for me to file for a motion to stay since I cannot properly defend myself without the requested disclosure?
Thanks so much in advance!
So basically if you get your disclosure less than 2 weeks before trial, then you should be asking for an adjournment because you have not had time to properly review it and prepare your defence. But you will still have to show up for your court date, and yes it is a pain because you will have to come back again, but that is just the way it works.
And no it will not help you that the intersection now has lights instead of stop signs.
+++ This is not legal advice, only my opinion +++
Former Ontario Police Officer. Advice will become less relevant as the time goes by !
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