I turned onto Mississauga Road (Peel Regional Road 1) in Brampton going southbound towards Georgetown. It was a huge road and mostly empty, I am new to the area but by the looks of the road (looks like a regional highway) I assumed speed limit was 60-70km/h, I did not see any signs. I drove for a few minutes and saw a sign that said 50km/h, a railroad, and a cop suv all within a few metres. I slowed down immediately. The cop pulled me over and said I was going 83km/h. I kinda avoided his questions but told him I started slowing down because of the sign but he said it was because I saw him.
Ticket is $238. It doesn't say any demerit points on the ticket but I understand it is 4 because it is over 30km/h. I am assuming this will increase my premiums by a lot as well.
Should I meet with prosecutor? What do you think they should offer?
Should I take it to court and obtain disclosure and all that? Do I have a case here? Is this worth hiring a paralegal over? I had a careless driving ticket before that I found til the end and had it thrown out but I know this situation is much different.
Any thought and general advice?
There is no way to guess at what defense you could use until you get the notes and see what they say.
Insurance does not care about demerit points. So speeding 1 over and speeding 49 over are considered the same minor offense by your insurance and affect your rates exactly the same.
As stated above insurance providers don't look at demerit points, but if you still have a G2 you're looking at a 30 day suspension, in which case you'd want to plead it down to a speed that carries 3 or less points.canuckavelli wrote:Ticket is $238. It doesn't say any demerit points on the ticket but I understand it is 4 because it is over 30km/h. I am assuming this will increase my premiums by a lot as well.
No case at all?
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I actually live in that area (Sandalwood & Creditview), and I know for a fact that it is a built up area, therefore, regardless of seeing a sign or not, you should be doing 50km/h.128. (1) No person shall drive a motor vehicle at a rate of speed greater than,
(a) 50 kilometres per hour on a highway within a local municipality or within a built-up area;
(b) despite clause (a), 80 kilometres per hour on a highway, not within a built-up area, that is within a local municipality that had the status of a township on December 31, 2002 and, but for the enactment of the Municipal Act, 2001, would have had the status of a township on January 1, 2003, if the municipality is prescribed by regulation;
(c) 80 kilometres per hour on a highway designated by the Lieutenant Governor in Council as a controlled-access highway under the Public Transportation and Highway Improvement Act, whether or not the highway is within a local municipality or built-up area;
(d) the rate of speed prescribed for motor vehicles on a highway in accordance with subsection (2), (5), (6), (6.1) or (7);
(e) the maximum rate of speed set under subsection (10) and posted in a construction zone designated under subsection (8) or (8.1); or
(f) the maximum rate of speed posted on a highway or portion of a highway pursuant to section 128.0.1. 2005, c. 26, Sched. A, s. 17 (1); 2006, c. 11, Sched. B, s. 6 (2); 2006, c. 32, Sched. D, s. 4 (1).
Go see the prosecutor and see if you can reach a plea deal if you cannot find any fault in the disclosure.
I didn't even get a letter for early resolution meeting I requested or a trial! How can I be convicted of an offense without a trial?
What do I do? Best option is to call in and get the case reopened?