Was this ticket improperly written?

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Was this ticket improperly written?

by: pinch on
Fri Mar 06, 2009 3:34 pm

On the lower part of the ticket I got, there is a space where the officer had to fill in my vehicle identification. Next to the plate number, he entered 09 as the year, and then the make of the car. My car is no where close to an '09. Is this enough to get me off the hook?


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by: M0J0 on
Fri Mar 06, 2009 3:51 pm

Sticker expires in 09!


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by: pinch on
Fri Mar 06, 2009 4:21 pm

OK, how about this one:

There is a field below the plate number that has 2 boxes. One says Commercial, the other CVOR. Both has boxes where you're supposed to check YES.

The officer put a line through it making it look like he checked Yes, it was a commercial vehicle (mine is not)


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by: pinch on
Fri Mar 06, 2009 4:30 pm

Also, he marked the location of the infraction as and intersection, but not which side of the intersection (example: south east corner)

I thought they had to be specific.


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by: Reflections on
Fri Mar 06, 2009 9:12 pm

Sorry, the ticket will stand
http://www.OHTA.ca OR http://www.OntarioTrafficAct.com


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by: Radar Identified on
Fri Mar 06, 2009 9:56 pm

I agree with Reflections.

Looks like you'll have to find another way of fighting this one. The only things that will invalidate the ticket are things like missing date, missing offence location, missing defendant name, things like that. Doesn't sound like any of the things on your ticket are a "fatal" error.

As for location, they could write down something like N/B YONGE STREET or THE KING'S HIGHWAY 401 and that is enough. Doesn't have to be pinpoint specific. Some US jurisdictions, yes, but not Ontario.


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