Does anyone here have any experience with remote zoom call trials? Basically I was ticketed for distracted driving last Friday (late July) and I only have my G2 License. My test for my G is in October, and I'm planning on attending driving school, all to lower my insurance to soften the blow of this inevitable charge.
For this reason I am requesting a trial. Essentially I want to buy the maximum amount of time that I can. My plan isn't to actually attend a trial but rather to get my G license, do a driving course and then plead guilty right AFTER my insurance renews (April 27th), hoping the insurance people don't catch the conviction until it renews again the year after.
Now to my question: On my ticket it says that my trial may be conducted remotely, and to call the court of justice if I can't do that. Should I call them and request an in person trial? Do you think this would push the date back?
If anyone has done a remote trial, how long after you requested it did you get a date?
small second question: Distracted driving carries a 30 day suspension for g2 havers and 4 days if you have your G. Which would I get if I went to trial with my G but was ticketed with my G2
You can't escape Novice Driving Sanctions by delaying conviction and upgrading your license.
First strike is 30 days and second is still 90 days. The difference is the third strike. If you graduate before the third, you'll be suspended for another 90 days rather than starting from scratch.
Only way to avoid this in your scenario is if you're offered a deal for a lesser equivalent charge. However, there's no lesser equivalent for this particular offense.
As for as insurance goes, they lump all tickets into three categories. They are minor, major, and serious. Everything that falls under a certain category is issued the same surcharge. Minor category would be your every day tickets (eg. rolling stop sign, not signaling, seatbelt, etc)
Handheld device tickets used to be considered a minor offense but it's recently jumped up to the major category within the last year. Major is a bit of a jump up from minor insurance wise, so be prepared.
I had a feeling this was the case. Is it possible that the prosecutor could offer G license sanctions as a plea deal?
I'm aware of this yeah, which is why I want to get my full license and attend driving school in the meantime so it doesn't hit me as hard. Any thoughts on getting a trial date as far in the future as possible? I want to be able to plead guilty at my convenience so I can get my license suspended at a time when I don't need my car for work, and ideally after my next insurance renewal
Novice Sanctions are automatically applied by the Ministry of Transportation once they receive your conviction. Whomever ends up dealing with your charge, it's out of their hands. Nothing you can really do there. They can only reduce the charge which in turn would come with a lesser penalty.
Trial dates are booked on a first come, first served basis. If they can group others requesting the same officers at the same time, they'll prioritize that so the officer doesn't have to show up 20 different times. Some courthouses are also extremely more busy than others. There's really no telling when your requested court date will be.
get a good lawyer, it will cost you, wife had a speeding ticket and (long story) I didn't think she had a hope i hell, she got off, I don't know HOW, if it was any other country I'd say back hander. (wink wink)
best $500 bucks she ever spent.
not saying this is the case here Bend knows his stuff ! just putting it out there, miracles do happen sometimes,
If you go in on your own, you've got 2 outcomes, no hope and Bob hope
* NO you cant touch your phone
* Speeding is speeding
* Challenge every ticket
* Impaired driving, you should be locked up UNDER the jail
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