I've personally went to trial before on a traffic ticket, where the officer wrote the wrong location/intersection and was thrown out when i went to court. This time when my aunt was issued a traffic ticket, i thought it would be easier to go through early resolution, but that didn't go well so we ended up asking to go to trial. While speaking with the prosecutor, she mentioned that they were allowed to change the location on the ticket. is this true?
JP's are cranky, sometimes that works in your favour... Like that story of the JP who threw out all the charges because the prosecutor walked in 2 minutes late, or something like that. They can, and sometimes will, throw out charges even if they don't absolutely have to. So just because it worked once, doesn't mean it will work again, but it doesn't necessarily mean it won't work again - it's all up to the JP.
Link to the article about the cranky JP mentioned above:
http://www.thestar.com/news/crime/2013/ ... _late.html
Edit: Just briefly read the article again, I find it hilarious that it starts with "An impatient justice of the peace tossed out more than 60 charges en masse because the prosecutor was two minutes late, costing the city lost revenues and prompting a battle with TorontoÃƒÂ¢Ã‚â‚¬Ã‚â„¢s legal department."
Reinforces the idea that traffic tickets are the City's cash cow.