I got my speeding ticket heading to montreal (eastbound) on the 401 in brockville by 1000 islands, and was charged with 133km/h in a 100km/h zone. I know I wasn't going that fast, as the weather was pretty bad (i.e. snow, slushy roads, etc). Anyhow, I need to file an option 3 (intent to fight it).
My problem is that I live downtown Toronto - how do I go about trying to fight a ticket that is way out of my area? Is there anyway I can request to have the ticket at a date of my convenience (i.e. not to clash with my school exams)? As for my request for disclosure, do I need to go to court to request it, or can I request it via mail.
Basically, do I need to be appear in court ot fight it, request disclosure, and do any other related defending items - or can it be done remotely through mail, internet or local court room?
Two ways: 1. Hire a paralegal to fight it for you. They'll attend court so you don't have to. 2. Fight it on your own - you'll have to travel to Brockville to fight it.paradigm wrote:My problem is that I live downtown Toronto - how do I go about trying to fight a ticket that is way out of my area?
No. If you opt for a trial, it is scheduled when the system can accommodate you. If you can't make it then, someone has to appear on your behalf to request an adjournment, but, again, the new trial date will fall on a date that suits the system. If you or your representative does not attend, a conviction will be entered against you.paradigm wrote: Is there anyway I can request to have the ticket at a date of my convenience (i.e. not to clash with my school exams)?
That can be done via registered mail or fax. However, the Prosecutor's office may not mail you the disclosure package, in which case, again, you will have to go pick it up in Brockville.paradigm wrote:As for my request for disclosure, do I need to go to court to request it, or can I request it via mail.
If you fight a ticket that is from outside of where you live, you have to go there. They won't bring the trial to you.
http://www.OntarioTicket.com OR http://www.OHTA.ca
Since you're bringing up weather, just thought I should mention that will NOT affect the accuracy of either radar or laser, simply the range. And my money is that you were caught with a dash mounted radar. If the weather was that bad nobody would be standing around with a handheld.