I removed the seat belt while car is stopped as it pressed against my fresh wound from operation.
the cop crossed the intersection spoke to me and saw me without the belt then decided turn arround to give me 2 tickets... red light and seat belt!
I have no witness only picture of skid mark and picture of the belt against the wound along with note from clinic about operation and same day follow up.
as per seat belt... am I allowed to take of seat belt for a minute or so while the car is not in drive (while standing in red light)?
I donÃƒÂ¢Ã‚â‚¬Ã‚â„¢t really understand your explanation of what happened at the red light. If you crossed the stop line, you committed the offence, even if you didnÃƒÂ¢Ã‚â‚¬Ã‚â„¢t go through the intersection. If you crossed the stop line on an amber light however, then the charge is incorrect, but you'd have to convince the Court of this.
as per seat-belt.... during the hard stop, the seatbelt clipped / pressed hard against the stitches on my chest, I had to remove the seatbelt because of extreme pain as it felt like a knife. the cop didn't care /listen.... hopefully the court will listen (took pictures seatbelt crosses stiches area) I got a scene the cop was looking to issue extra tickets before end of the month....
would you advice I should use professional services to be presented in court ?
Thank you for your help and advice.
When it comes to fighting the red light ticket charge, it will be your word against the officer's. You'll have to raise doubt as to his/her testimony in cross-examination.
My advice is to Plead Not Guilty [Option 3] and fill out a Notice of Intention to Appear. Request disclosure as soon as you receive your Notice of Trial. Post updates here and we'll try to help you out. There might be a possible 11b motion in the future, a section 7 or 11d motion. There are many avenues still possible.
One last question, did this happen in the City of Toronto?