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by bend
Fri Mar 22, 2019 5:18 am
Forum: Failing to obey signs
Topic: Advice needed - Disobey Sign (Illegal U-turn)
replies: 8
views: 536

That's something you have to decide. Everyone has their own situation. Not everyone has the luxury of missing work, finding child care, having transportation, or whatever the reason may be. You certainly have nothing to lose. Worst case scenario, you can always plead guilty when you show up. There's...
by bend
Tue Mar 19, 2019 10:55 pm
Forum: Hand-held devices
Topic: Transport driver ticketed for using two-way radio
replies: 5
views: 302

Decatur put it best. Two way radios are defined. Make sure you fall into that definition. “two-way radio” means a wireless communication device, consisting of a main receiver unit and a separate hand-held microphone, that is operated by a push-to-talk function on a set frequency and that allows for ...
by bend
Sat Mar 16, 2019 4:55 am
Forum: Hand-held devices
Topic: Transport driver ticketed for using two-way radio
replies: 5
views: 302

Do you need representation for this type of situation? It depends. Normally, I'd probably say no. However, your livelihood probably relies on a clean driving abstract. It might help to have someone who knows the ins and outs of a courtroom who is not going to be fumbling around. In that case, is the...
by bend
Fri Mar 15, 2019 12:44 am
Forum: General Talk
Topic: Caught running a red light by a red light camera. Which is better option 1 to go trial or option 2 for early resolution
replies: 1
views: 207

Choose an early resolution and see if you can have the fine reduced. That is, if it's worth it to you. You might save $100 or so.

No, they do not impact insurance. They are glorified parking tickets.
by bend
Thu Mar 14, 2019 2:05 pm
Forum: Exceeding the speed limit by 16 to 29 km/h
Topic: Speeding 73km on 50 km zone and Fail to surrender permit of a vehicle
replies: 1
views: 133

You can't remove points. They have nothing to do with the points. They can reduce the charge, which may reduce the points based on the new charge. If you show up with your vehicle permit, they might drop that charge if you plead guilty to the speeding. Not providing your permit roadside will affect ...
by bend
Sat Mar 09, 2019 5:09 pm
Forum: Failing to obey signs
Topic: Fail to OBEY lane sign - right turn ticket by OPP
replies: 1
views: 176

Your post is like many others. "I got a ticket. I can't have this ticket follow me. How do I get rid of it?" At the end of the day, there is no secret hand shake. In most cases, you either have a defense or you don't. Don't expect the officer to not show up and don't expect your charge to simply fal...
by bend
Sat Mar 02, 2019 1:43 pm
Forum: Stunt Driving
Topic: Got charged for stunt driving? Confused! (Should’ve been improper left turn...)
replies: 4
views: 348

Re: Got charged for stunt driving? Confused! (Should’ve been improper left turn...)

You say one thing, the officer clearly thinks another. You want to know why the officer charged you with stunt driving. Nobody here can provide those answers. You should probably start by making a disclosure request. This way you know exactly why you were charged instead of just guessing. Every muni...
by bend
Sat Feb 23, 2019 4:58 pm
Forum: Failing to obey signs
Topic: Advice needed - Disobey Sign (Illegal U-turn)
replies: 8
views: 536

Re: Advice needed - Disobey Sign (Illegal U-turn)

Points are automatically added by the Ministry upon receiving your conviction. Nobody before that has anything to do with points. So they answer would be no. Points are rather worthless anyways. They disappear 2 years from the day you were charged. Nobody cares about points other than the Ministry. ...
by bend
Fri Feb 22, 2019 4:03 am
Forum: Hand-held devices
Topic: Driving with Handheld Device ticket (Cellphone) - Need Advice HTA 78.1
replies: 3
views: 297

1) Early resolution and meet with a prosecutor: If I go this route, would they consider dropping my tint charge if I plead guilty to the cellphone charge? Or does early resolution automatically mean I plead guilty to all the charges? Would they budge AT ALL with the cellphone charge if I describe m...
by bend
Thu Feb 21, 2019 11:05 pm
Forum: General Talk
Topic: Procedural Question - When (if?) motion to dismiss based on contradicting disclosures.
replies: 3
views: 237

In Ontario, an officers notes are mostly seen as a way to refresh memory. They are not looked upon with the same scrutiny as the front of your ticket. Even then, mistakes do happen on a ticket and it usually doesn't amount to anything depending on the error. There are mistakes frequently in notes. I...
by bend
Thu Feb 21, 2019 4:52 am
Forum: Hand-held devices
Topic: Driving with Handheld Device ticket (Cellphone) - Need Advice HTA 78.1
replies: 3
views: 297

I am extremely worried my insurance premium will double...what should I do? While the province has taken a hard stance on distracted driving, auto insurance companies have always been slow to catch up on this one. I believe they still consider this one a minor offense even after the new handheld fi...
by bend
Wed Feb 20, 2019 11:03 pm
Forum: Failing to obey signs
Topic: Advice needed - Disobey Sign (Illegal U-turn)
replies: 8
views: 536

They are paid to show up just like any other part of their job. It's not a normal occurrence for an officer to miss out on a court date. They might not be waiting in the courtroom when you arrive, but they'll show up. They also book court dates at their convenience, meaning you probably wont be the ...
by bend
Tue Feb 19, 2019 5:11 pm
Forum: Failing to obey signs
Topic: Advice needed - Disobey Sign (Illegal U-turn)
replies: 8
views: 536

The spelling mistakes wont matter. The notes are to refresh the officers memory. They are not going to trigger some fatal flaw. Example, practically every set of officers notes will contain abbreviations and those are fine. If you need clarification, you can make that request. However, the trial wil...
by bend
Fri Feb 15, 2019 2:34 pm
Forum: General Talk
Topic: Person has 2 tickets, 1 speeding, 1 not stopping at a stop sign
replies: 3
views: 326

You're likely not going to find anyone easily who will prepare for a full blown trial on a minor speeding ticket. If you're trying to get some more months out of this, just book a trial. You're likely not going to get a date within the next 6 months at the very least depending where the courthouse is.
by bend
Thu Feb 14, 2019 4:20 pm
Forum: Stunt Driving
Topic: Tailgated by the police, sped up and charged with stunt driving
replies: 2
views: 243

Re: Tailgated by the police, sped up and charged with stunt driving

Was there a speed attached to this stunt driving charge? 180?

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