any opinions and thoughts are welcome.
"IF" you were charged with "operate motor vehicle no insurance" or "permit operation of motor vehicle no insurance" then a letter from the company would matter if you had valid insurance. ** both of these offences would be a summons, and not a ticket with a fine on it.
So my question is how do i battle this ticket in court or its impossible and i just have to plead guilty?
My vehicle was insured tho at that time, its just that i did did not have the new insurance card.
There is no defense, either you had a valid insurance card to show the officer, or you didn't....
Retired Toronto Traffic Officer, Hit & Run Squad Detective,
Breathalyzer Tech, Radar/Highway Patrol
Operator to carry insurance card
3. (1) An operator of a motor vehicle on a highway shall have in the motor vehicle at all times,
(a) an insurance card for the motor vehicle; or
(b) an insurance card evidencing that the operator is insured under a contract of automobile insurance,
and the operator shall surrender the insurance card for reasonable inspection upon the demand of a police officer. R.S.O. 1990, c. C.25, s. 3 (1).
ÃƒÂ¢Ã‚â‚¬Ã‚Å“insurance cardÃƒÂ¢Ã‚â‚¬Ã‚Â means,
(a) a Motor Vehicle Liability Insurance Card in the form approved by the Superintendent,
(b) a policy of automobile insurance or a certificate of a policy in the form approved by the Superintendent, or
(c) a document in a form approved by the Superintendent;
Did you present the officer with "an insurance card," yes or no?
I don't see "valid" anywhere in the Act so don't put it there. Read this stuff carefully and have a LAW dictionary at your side NOT an English dictionary!