Passenger in the back seat failing to wear seatbelt

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Passenger in the back seat failing to wear seatbelt

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Hello,

I got back-passenger seatbelt ticket. I was sitting in the back seat and not wearing the seatbelt and the police officer stopped us and he gave me ticket $240. But he said there is no points on this ticket and you can go to court and ask to lower the cost.

I would like to know how much they will lower it because I took it in Niagara and I live in Toront; and is it true there is no point?
I appreciate any help

Sari


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There is no guarantee or set amount they'll lower the fine. Typically you can work out a deal with the Crown, but there's no set amount.

There are no points for seat belt offences unless you're the driver.


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I'm unemployed. Do you think this will help? It is around one and half hour trip if I want to go to court. So I am not sure if I should go or not.


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Guilty with explanation should work, just be like your unemployed and you can't afford the ticket and you are REALLY sorry (Lesson Learned!) and bla bla bla and JP will ask you what you can afford and say something like $10.


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My experience in court is that JP's often cut the ticket by about 50% if you plead guilty and say you can't afford it.
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