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john5170 wrote:
Dec 1st, 2018 8:16 pm
And the plea bargain will most likely not waive the tickets/points to the level where it won't affect my insurance... correct?
Points don't matter.

Convictions do.
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vaportech wrote:
Dec 1st, 2018 8:29 pm
Points don't matter.

Convictions do.
Ok thanks. I did not know that. I thought both matter.

So any possible plea deal will remove the convictions? or that never happens...?
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john5170 wrote:
Dec 1st, 2018 8:53 pm
Ok thanks. I did not know that. I thought both matter.

So any possible plea deal will remove the convictions? or that never happens...?
No, a conviction is because you plead guilty or paid the ticket.
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Nov 30, 2018
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I was charged with careless driving. Here is what happened - A police car had blocked two lanes of the road while the oncoming two lanes were not blocked. I thought it is a diversion so I slowed down, changed my lane to the other side and passed the police vehicle at at speed of 20 kph. As soon as I passed him, he honked and turned his siren on. Came to me and asked me for my license and other documents. I asked him what went wrong and I thought it is a diversion. He answered 'keep thinking' and went back to his car and came back with a ticket for careless driving and a fine of $490. He told me the road is closed due to an accident and I wasn't supposed to pass him. While all this was happening, there were at least 3 other vehicles who did the same thing but he simply asked them to take a u-turn because he was busy charging me. I asked him that why did you let the car behind me go to which he replied I dont know who was behind you. How should I go with this now? I will plead not guilty but I want to know a bit more?
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OTDLegal wrote:
Nov 30th, 2018 2:05 pm
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.
Thanks for the answer. So, just to clarify. If the language is too rare, the court will automatically find an interpreter that is close to the dialect/language without contacting the defense for any alternative? BTW, I am not the one that is going to the court.
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3) There has been 10 months or more since you received the ticket to your trial date
Can I still "stay" my trial for this reason? does this method still work?
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AmAnK70725 wrote:
Dec 1st, 2018 9:18 pm
I was charged with careless driving. Here is what happened - A police car had blocked two lanes of the road while the oncoming two lanes were not blocked. I thought it is a diversion so I slowed down, changed my lane to the other side and passed the police vehicle at at speed of 20 kph. As soon as I passed him, he honked and turned his siren on. Came to me and asked me for my license and other documents. I asked him what went wrong and I thought it is a diversion. He answered 'keep thinking' and went back to his car and came back with a ticket for careless driving and a fine of $490. He told me the road is closed due to an accident and I wasn't supposed to pass him. While all this was happening, there were at least 3 other vehicles who did the same thing but he simply asked them to take a u-turn because he was busy charging me. I asked him that why did you let the car behind me go to which he replied I dont know who was behind you. How should I go with this now? I will plead not guilty but I want to know a bit more?
First off, know that a careless driving conviction is like getting an impaired driving ticket, as far as your insurance goes. So you do NOT want that conviction on your record.

Having said that, it doesn’t sound like they have much of a case on you. Request a trial, request your disclosure, and go from there.

And whether other people were ticketed or not is irrelevant to your case.

C
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john5170 wrote:
Dec 1st, 2018 11:24 pm
Can I still "stay" my trial for this reason? does this method still work?
It is, but I think the Jordan case bumped it up to 18 months. For anything less than that, you’d have to be very good at debating to win a stay.

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Nov 29, 2018
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Perfect thank you sir. The ticket shows under personlized plate xxxyyy and my number plate is xxx-yyy should now i be worried or not? The number xxxyyy is not my number plate.
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My girlfriend got pulled over for a speeding violation, she was not the one speeding but the Officer pulled her over and gave her the ticket. I have a video of the incident which shows another car clearly speeding ahead of her which the Officer only stopped to pull my girlfriend over and pass them. Is there anything that we would need to do ahead of time to tell them we like to play this video at traffic court?
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Ask for disclosure. Your video isn't going to be viewed in court....does it have a speed indicator on the video?
wing604 wrote:
Dec 2nd, 2018 12:39 pm
My girlfriend got pulled over for a speeding violation, she was not the one speeding but the Officer pulled her over and gave her the ticket. I have a video of the incident which shows another car clearly speeding ahead of her which the Officer only stopped to pull my girlfriend over and pass them. Is there anything that we would need to do ahead of time to tell them we like to play this video at traffic court?

WOULD SOMEBODY THINK OF THE CHILDREN!!!
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Cheapo-Findo wrote:
Dec 2nd, 2018 12:50 pm
Ask for disclosure. Your video isn't going to be viewed in court....does it have a speed indicator on the video?
We requested the Officer's notes, is that the same? It doesn't really have much info other than the speed readings, distance, travelling direction and a 2 sentence dialogue where she questions him if he got the correct vehicle, which he says yes, no doubt. The video does not show the speed but the video clearly shows the other car pulling away from her and she only catches up when they brake.
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AmAnK70725 wrote:
Dec 1st, 2018 9:18 pm
I was charged with careless driving. Here is what happened - A police car had blocked two lanes of the road while the oncoming two lanes were not blocked. I thought it is a diversion so I slowed down, changed my lane to the other side and passed the police vehicle at at speed of 20 kph. As soon as I passed him, he honked and turned his siren on. Came to me and asked me for my license and other documents. I asked him what went wrong and I thought it is a diversion. He answered 'keep thinking' and went back to his car and came back with a ticket for careless driving and a fine of $490. He told me the road is closed due to an accident and I wasn't supposed to pass him. While all this was happening, there were at least 3 other vehicles who did the same thing but he simply asked them to take a u-turn because he was busy charging me. I asked him that why did you let the car behind me go to which he replied I dont know who was behind you. How should I go with this now? I will plead not guilty but I want to know a bit more?
Request a trial, get disclosure, post disclosure when you get it and redact personal info. Until then hard to say what defences you’ll have. Careless driving is a strict liability offence so you do have the option of due diligence.
john5170 wrote:
Dec 1st, 2018 11:24 pm
Can I still "stay" my trial for this reason? does this method still work?
No, Jordan case changed the ceiling to 18 months. For provincial offences the ceiling is now 13-15 months based on Court of Appeal decision.
CNeufeld wrote:
Dec 2nd, 2018 1:52 am
It is, but I think the Jordan case bumped it up to 18 months. For anything less than that, you’d have to be very good at debating to win a stay.

C
See above.
NayanP34979 wrote:
Dec 2nd, 2018 6:41 am
Perfect thank you sir. The ticket shows under personlized plate xxxyyy and my number plate is xxx-yyy should now i be worried or not? The number xxxyyy is not my number plate.
Spaces in the plate don’t matter.
wing604 wrote:
Dec 2nd, 2018 12:39 pm
My girlfriend got pulled over for a speeding violation, she was not the one speeding but the Officer pulled her over and gave her the ticket. I have a video of the incident which shows another car clearly speeding ahead of her which the Officer only stopped to pull my girlfriend over and pass them. Is there anything that we would need to do ahead of time to tell them we like to play this video at traffic court?
Give the court a heads up that you’ll intend to play a video at the trial so they can prepare the equipment necessary. You’ll admit it during cross-exam of officer.
Cheapo-Findo wrote:
Dec 2nd, 2018 12:50 pm
Ask for disclosure. Your video isn't going to be viewed in court....does it have a speed indicator on the video?
See above.
wing604 wrote:
Dec 2nd, 2018 12:59 pm
We requested the Officer's notes, is that the same? It doesn't really have much info other than the speed readings, distance, travelling direction and a 2 sentence dialogue where she questions him if he got the correct vehicle, which he says yes, no doubt. The video does not show the speed but the video clearly shows the other car pulling away from her and she only catches up when they brake.
Officers notes is part of the disclosure package. It’s what officer will rely on during testimony. Post it and redact personal info when you get it.
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vaportech wrote: Officers notes is part of the disclosure package. It’s what officer will rely on during testimony. Post it and redact personal info when you get it.
Thanks, I will request that.
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guys im trying to pay online for speeding ticket, its been 3 days since i got this, but in the website it says "Offence number XXXXXX is not yet in the system."

should I wait for few more days? i have 15 days only though

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