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Oct 21, 2018
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Hi, friends, what languages does the court provide for interpretation? Can someone request an interpreter in a certain dialect? What would happen if this language cannot be provided? Thank you!
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vaportech wrote:
Nov 29th, 2018 6:18 pm
What is the charge you are being charged with?
One is not having an insurance card on me. Second is failing to yield.
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coolo9 wrote:
Nov 29th, 2018 10:47 pm
Hi, friends, what languages does the court provide for interpretation? Can someone request an interpreter in a certain dialect? What would happen if this language cannot be provided? Thank you!
Under section 14 of the charter you’re entitled to an interpreter. The attorney generals office provides interpreters of 80 spoken languages. You can make a request for an interpreter for your language and dialect.
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john5170 wrote:
Nov 29th, 2018 11:01 pm
One is not having an insurance card on me. Second is failing to yield.
In my opinion If you go for a plea bargain they will drop the insurance card charge and most likely amend the fail to yield to a charge that carries no demerit points. $110 fine most likely. Best to speak to the crown and see what they need will offer you. Just keep in mind that you will have to plead guilty, and will not be eligible for appeals or further proceedings.
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JasonBrown19 wrote:
Nov 29th, 2018 5:07 pm
I will be going to court to fight a speeding ticket (+30 to 49 km/h) for my Girl Friend. She just lost track of the speedometer when the Cops pulled her over.. any recommended defense strategies? My girlfriend was driving at the time and she is 8 months pregnant, if that helps... Thanks!
Speeding is an absolute liability offence, in terms of defences there’s but a few. I won’t go into them because based on what you’ve said you wouldn’t qualify for those types of defences.

Best to post your disclosure package and redact any personal info or addresses. Would be difficult to see what evidence they have against her. Keep in mind that if you are trying to represent her, the JP may not allow this unless you have specific instructions. They generally won’t allow you to “represent” someone like either a paralegal or lawyer.
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john5170 wrote:
Nov 29th, 2018 11:01 pm
One is not having an insurance card on me. Second is failing to yield.
Hi John,

The Fail To Surrender Insurance Card offence would carry no demerit points, but would result in a record of conviction that could bump your insurance rates 3-5% from previous clients' feedback; your insurance broker could help with more specific feedback. The fail to yield charge is likely a 2 or 3 demerit point offence. If there were serious injuries involved, you may want to contact a paralegal's office to discuss the matter in more detail as these cases may be better suited to trial in proactively mitigating a later civil action.
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coolo9 wrote:
Nov 29th, 2018 10:47 pm
Hi, friends, what languages does the court provide for interpretation? Can someone request an interpreter in a certain dialect? What would happen if this language cannot be provided? Thank you!
Coolo9,

The court does provide an interpreter at no cost to the defence. The court may provide an interpreter that it deems is sufficiently close to the language requested. However, if your intention is to try and game the system by requesting an obscure-language interpreter at the court's expense, you may find yourself in more serious legal issues that your current charge(s). Your English here is certainly very proficient. The court is a court of law for both prosecution and defence.
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G0DKING wrote:
Nov 30th, 2018 2:54 pm
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Question for you pros, answer as best you can

What does the law and case law say in regards to speeding offences where the speed limit sign was on the far side of a multi-laned highway from the vehicle
You can search relevant case law, by province here:

https://www.canlii.org/en/
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G0DKING wrote:
Nov 30th, 2018 4:29 pm
I tried with several keywords but couldn't find anything; figured you guys might know better
Cannot help more than that, keywords and reading all decisions that come up is a long process.
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Nov 29, 2018
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Hi there,

i have question regarding my parking ticket. as it was the day baby girl was born, i was in rush and park at the street parking it is always free after 5:30pm in winnipeg in city center and but somehow i return saw a parking ticket because it was disability parking spot only one sign on pole was there. i didnt realize in rush. when i saw ticket today and was going to fight i noticed that number is slightly different than mine. My number plate is personalized and the space between word has a - (eg xxx-yyy) but in actual on ticket it is missing (xxxyyy). should i be worried or leave it. it only has my make model of car nothing else has been on ticket.

please advise.
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Nov 29, 2018
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Went court ply no guilty , ask for disclosure officers says front of judge don’t have video disclosure, only written statements, now judge offer me another date for tastfy,
My question is if office don’t have videos , is this written story acceptable, or what I do next, ticket for disobeying stop sign, but I stopped
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Nov 29, 2018
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Joined just so I can post on this thread. Appreciate any and all advice on a speeding ticket that’s become a pain.

Got the ticket in August in Napanee. Office pulled me over after I passed a double-trailer which was doing 90, no radar claimed, and started with the statement ‘you were going about 140’, and ended with me getting a ticket for exactly 140kmh. I had passengers, one who’s car I was driving and can attest to cruise control speed; not sure if this means anything legally. I got a letter for ‘Early Resolution’, which I attended. I’ve attended one in Burlington In the past which was actually a back and forth conversation with a prosecutor, and was fair - this one however in ‘county of Lennox and addington’ was a very different show. Approximately 100 people lined up, all having received a 1pm time in the notice.

Upon my turn I entered, confirmed my name - and was given an immediate option of 129 over and 3 points. There was also an OPP officer present, with the prosecutor. I asked if I could explain anything, response was ‘too busy, that can be in court’. Then proceeded to go to a second room with a justice present, and the conversations would best be described as a roast of each person. Most had accepted guilty to reduced fines and were just made fun of by the justice prior to paying. I was the first to have a court date - it was verbally said ‘come back here on March xxth, thank you’ and I was dismissed.

On my way out I filled out a physical form for disclosure and left with the lady at the desk who accepted it.

What are my best next steps - I’m unsure if I will even receive a notice to appear, let alone the disclosure...

Thanks everyone!
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vaportech wrote:
Nov 30th, 2018 1:49 am
In my opinion If you go for a plea bargain they will drop the insurance card charge and most likely amend the fail to yield to a charge that carries no demerit points. $110 fine most likely. Best to speak to the crown and see what they need will offer you. Just keep in mind that you will have to plead guilty, and will not be eligible for appeals or further proceedings.
So if I understand correct, I plea guilty only if I accept the plea bargain, correct?

And in the case you noted above (drop insurance card charge + accept fail to yield with no demerit points), will my insurance rise?
OTDLegal wrote:
Nov 30th, 2018 1:57 pm
would result in a record of conviction that could bump your insurance rates 3-5% from previous clients' feedback;
I thought only demerit points bump insurance. How would they even find out? Does it go on my driving record?
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