I was mistaken. Careless does fall under serious.
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May 12th, 2018 2:35 am
I was mistaken. Careless does fall under serious.
May 12th, 2018 7:59 am
Of course the tow guy was being nice cause he’s likely going to get a nice “referral fee” from the paralegal plus his other referral fee from the body shop on top of the hefty towing fees
May 12th, 2018 8:10 am
l69norm wrote: ↑May 12th, 2018 7:59 amOf course the tow guy was being nice cause he’s likely going to get a nice “referral fee” from the paralegal plus his other referral fee from the body shop on top of the hefty towing fees
“Careless Driving” is a default charge the cops lay in an accident. It’s a stupid way because it has little to do with driving “carelessly”.
Its a charge that has absolutely nothing to do with the accident itself. Its all about how you were driving well before the accident. Even the fact that you had an accident can’t be used against you for a “Careless Driving” charge.
“Careless Driving” is extremely difficult to prove because the cop or any witness would need testify about how your driving behaviour was well before the accident. Chances are the cop and the witness didn’t see this and could only testify about the accident itself - which is totally irrelevant to the charge. Insurance “at fault” is also irrelevant.
“You must have been driving carelessly because you had an accident “ is irrelevant and can’t be used. The cop or witness must be able to testify that they saw you commit “Careless Driving” before the accident.
This is why it’s so easy money for a paralegal to bargain the charge down to something like “following too closely” . It’s also why he he could give you a quote and not ask you anything about the accident or pictures, etc
I would encourage you to talk to a lawyer as “Careless Driving” is a very serious charge.
A lot of people have access to 30 mins of free legal advice from a lawyer, either through work or CAA.
May 13th, 2018 9:04 am
What province? What is the actual section number and wording of the charge? Did you get a NOTICE OF OFFENCE or a SUMMONS?waterbottleemo wrote: ↑May 11th, 2018 2:18 pmSo I got into a car accident. Police arrived and gave me a careless driving ticket. Insurance still determining whose fault it is.
The towing guy (a really nice guy and helpful) gave me a paralegal.
I called the paralegal just now, he told me to send him a picture of my ticket and told me he can fight it off to no points, his fee is $700.
How is that possible? He didn't ask me for any pictures or evidences, I've never met this guy either only on the phone. Im a bit reluctant to email the money before I confirm this is legit.
I checked his phone number online it bring me to http://www.trafficticketto.com
Any advises is welcome
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You can show up and object to the motion to move the date, but most likely the JP will agree to set new date. If you so, then make sure you say "I will accept the new date as long as the delay is counted against the prosecution as I am here and ready to proceed."DefconBrown wrote: ↑May 16th, 2018 10:34 amGot a trial tomorrow for a speeding ticket for my wife. The prosecution sent me a notice of motion to move the trial date because the cop is on sick leave. I am not sure if I can fight that BUT, while looking over the ticket, I noticed that the ticket is dated Dec 11, but there is a stamp on it showing it was filed Dec 21. That's 10 days later. Am I correct to assume that is a fatal flaw? If so, how do I present that in court.
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https://www.toronto.ca/services-payment ... l-offence/crayzie wrote: ↑May 14th, 2018 1:57 pmHey guys,
I have a court date coming up for a failure to stop at a stop sign (rolling stop). I know I was guilty and won't try and explain my situation here.
I know that these tickets are almost impossible to fight, so what im asking is what is my best course of action from this point? I've never been to traffic court so im unsure of how it will go down.
Is there a way that I can just pay off the ticket before the trial so I wouldn't have to take a day off work for such a slim chance of the ticket getting thrown out?
May 16th, 2018 3:23 pm
If you want a chance at getting the ticket thrown out - go to trial. Read 1st post of this thread for help. If you want to cut a deal, option 2.DiegoM86961 wrote: ↑May 14th, 2018 3:49 pmHey everyone,
I am in doubt about selecting for option 2 (meeting with prosecutor) or option 3 (trial). Last Monday I got a speeding ticket at Weston road from a cop hiding behind a post when I went to drop off some samples in a company. I was shocked since I am not familiar with that road, and I didn't realize that it was a 50 zone and the cop got me on radar doing 71 plus he wrote that I was speeding in a school zone (in fact the school zone signal was around 15 meters before I got his signaling to pull over). I talked with a friend of mine that happens to be a cop, and he said to choose option 2. But I am not sure if it will work since most of you guys are mentioning about trial...so how should I proceed?