Fighting a traffic ticket in Ontario?
October 17, 2005 7:40 AM Subscribe
Challenging a traffic ticket (Ontario) [mi]
posted by rocket88 to Law & Government (8 answers total)
I got a ticket for failing to stop at a red light. The cop said I didn't come to a complete stop when turning right on a red. I maintain that I did.
My questions are:
1. What are the downsides to challenging this in court? If I lose, I just pay the set fine, right?
2. What should I know about court protocols and procedures? I'm not using a lawyer because I don't want to pay anything for something I didn't do. The local traffic ticket defenders - POINTSS - want to charge me almost $400 to fight a $200 ticket, so I'll be defending myself.
3. What are the chances for a dismissal? I plan to argue that the intersection has a blocked view of traffic coming from my left, so I rolled forward into the intersection (after stopping at the line) to get a better view. The cop (who was directly behind me) mistook this for a "rolling stop". I have photographs and diagrams to present as evidence.