No it won't. But the prosecutor will look at your conviction record and determine an appropriate reduced fine based on that.BigSea wrote: ↑Aug 3rd, 2012 10:07 pmI live in Montreal, and received a $115 handicap parking ticket recently. 100% guilty, and I'm usually very cautious about parking spaces, but it had been a long day and I was starving hungry. I'm hoping I can get this reduced.
Here are the circumstances:
The ticket says 9:20pm, it was late at night, and the handicap spaces were clearly for the closed medical center, (private clinics). I was gone from my car for no more than 10 minutes (no way to prove that), to get a sandwhich at a fast food place. I'm a dirtbag student, and $115 is a considerable expense for me.
I was not in my car, I had borrowed my parents' car for the day.
Will the tiredness and financial hardship arguments get me anywhere towards a reduction?
Nope. That will not work.
Leave it blank, its not necessary to enter an explaination for requesting a trial.