Please can I get a template / sample for both?
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You might want to engage the city for the most up to date document, then if they can't provide one then im sure you can challenge it.trixR4kids wrote: ↑Jan 6th, 2014 5:37 pmI received a ticket for parking in a fire route, however, when i go online to TORONTO MUNICIPAL CODE CHAPTER 880, FIRE ROUTES SCHEDULE A, FIRE ROUTE DESIGNATIONS.
I do not see the address listed on there, would i be able to go into court to challenge this and state that the ticket should be thrown out?
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I'd take it unless I was bored and felt like fighting the good fight. Sounds like you're not likely to get a pile of tickets in the next 3 years anyway. Demerit points are (almost) irrelevant to insurance, all they care about is number of minor convictions, so the reduction offered won't help anyway, the only way you can keep it from affecting insurance is to fight it and win. But minor convictions last 3 years on your insurance record, and you have to get a few before you get dinged.firetree wrote: ↑Jan 6th, 2014 1:34 pmhi Djino...I got a speeding ticket driving 80km /hr at a 50km/hr zone.at resolution meeting they said they could reduce fine from $220 to $90 by reducing from 30 km/hr over to 20km/hr over .As well pt is reduced from 4 to 3 pts. I just wonder if I should take it? My record has been spotless for 25 yrs.Readon I speed was work related. But is there any way I could get off with no pts? as I dont want insurance to go up!! thx
Jan 7th, 2014 9:36 pm
Heh, just found this Sticky:firetree wrote: ↑Jan 6th, 2014 1:34 pmhi Djino...I got a speeding ticket driving 80km /hr at a 50km/hr zone.at resolution meeting they said they could reduce fine from $220 to $90 by reducing from 30 km/hr over to 20km/hr over .As well pt is reduced from 4 to 3 pts. I just wonder if I should take it? My record has been spotless for 25 yrs.Readon I speed was work related. But is there any way I could get off with no pts? as I dont want insurance to go up!! thx
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Update:djino wrote: ↑Aug 27th, 2013 3:59 pmHey all, I have a question about a ticket i received back in Feb.
It was for failure to obey a sign (no left between 7-9am) It was just after 7 and I thought it was earlier. They also had another vehicle in front of me pulled over. My defense will be due diligence to the fact that I was not aware that it was 7am yet. I will argue that the other car ahead of me made the issuance of my summons slower than usual, time on the summons is 7:26AM. I intend to question the officer on average query times etc...
Another note is that the issuing officers partner actually stopped me and issued the ticket, i never even saw the issuing officer. (Is this even a legit ticket then?) the ticket has a line where the issueing officer swears that they delivered it which did not happen.
I asked for trial and picked sept 3rd due to the date being far away (ch11) and close to a holiday (no show officer)
My date is coming up in a week or so and I am preparing for trial.
I received a non registered letter a few weeks back stating that the officer wants to change the trial date as they are unable to attend that day. I did not respond and went on waiting for my disclosure.
I got the disclosure today, a copy of the summons an basic notes from the "issuing" officer. not all that I asked for. I wanted a dash cam video(to prove the other car was there, timing, wrong officer etc...), both officers notes and copies of the previous tickets from that morning.
I suspect I will arrive to court prepared for trial and either they will ask for an adjournment or retract it.
How would you proceed?
Too be honest, that will be a pretty weak defence.
To argue due diligence, you must show that you took all reasonable steps to avoid committing the offence. Its not enough to say that because you saw another vehicle commit the illegal act, you must show that you took ALL reasonable steps to avoid what you did. You need to think about what level of diligence is required to avoid that offence. Then you must present a defence that shows that you took ALL those steps.
This actually might be something you want to exploit during trial. I would begin with requesting disclosure and taking a look at the officer's notes and then build a case from there.
Did the letter indicate when they would like a new trial date? I would have replied to this letter saying that such a date is not convenient and that you are prepared to make a full answer to your charges on the original trial date that has been set.
I would proceed to tell the Justice that you are prepared to make a full answer to your charges today. If the prosecutor insists that they reschedule it (and the Justice agrees), they will also want you to agree to the next trial date. Since your offence was in February, I would only to agree to a trial date that is in December or later. Since this adjournment will be not be your fault, you can then apply for a stay before your next trial.
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Update: I went to court and challenged the parking enforcer by stating that the add was not on the parking route designation list. They had me sit down, and later called me back up to the judge to dismiss the case based on the notion that it was not there. It felt real good because the enforcer kept acting like he i was wasting his time trying to fight it. I do want to send a complaint over to report the enforcer for not doing his job correctly. Anyone familiar with the process?
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