Also, would asking to have the ticket reduced from 34km over the limit to 29km over the limit or less make a difference on the insurance increase that is going to be added? This is my second ticket in 3 years but my first in Canada. The first one i got was in New york but I heard that Ontario and NY have their databases linked (didn't confirm this, so if anyone can confirm this as well that would be awesome). If i was approaching this as a "first ticket" do you think they would go easier on me in terms of plea bargaining?
The reason I'm wondering if i can have the ticket reduced to under 30km is that i heard that under 30kms is a minor ticket vs over 30 being a major ticket. I'm with statefarm.
Ticket is written for $259.00
If I am to try and have the fine reduced through plea bargaining, how would i approach this?
Thanks for any help on my issue
Regardless of your past conviction, you'll most likely be offered a plea deal to a lower speed if you attend Court. I think a reduction to 29 over is quite likely. I wouldn't bother trying to argue it was a safer location to be speeding, that might backfire.