I'm posting a recap of what happened;
In summer of 2007, I was traveling west bound on lakeshore blvd W. Approaching a stop sign to make a right turn, I stopped (there was a 5 ton truck infront of me making a right turn). I continued to turn right and then I was stopped by the police officer, he gave me a ticket for not completely stopping at the sign. It appears to the officer that I just turned right along with the truck. I explained to the officer that I did stop before making the right turn. I recieved a ticket for the offence of disobey stop sign HTA section 136(1)(a).
Now, the question is,
1) In his disclosure statement what I can read out (his hand writing is a little hard to read) that he stopped a 5 ton truck in front that already made a turn, as approached through intersection and stop lines. my vehicle did not stop going at 5-8km/h...
--> my question is, is he saying just because he caught the truck infront of me not stopping that he presumably thought I did not stop? I stopped, but perhaps he thought I didn't stop because I didn't stop at the appropriate place??
2) the video evidence he said he had was not included in the disclosure.
--> can I base my case dismissal on that?
By the way, this is the 3rd trial date set up now, I'm kinda tired of going to court and keep on setting a new date.
The first time the date was adjourn was because X-copper went bankruptcy and I had no represenative, 2nd date was because I found this forum too late to know I had right to disclosure, so another date to set the trial was given, now, in 2009, I got a date, which is next week...can I ask for dismissal if they have to adjourn the date again, since I doubt that the video disclosure I ask for will make it to me in time, or will they just give it to me on the date of trial and say they gave it to me...what can I do to win??? I've read ticket combats website many times, I'm almost prepared for the trial...just nervous and overwhelm since I'm new at this and not a lawyer...
I know this was long,,,,but any last minute tips would me greatly appreciated. ^_^ Thanks in advance...
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