I just got a "Drive Motor Vehicle, no validation on plate" fine.
However, my wife noticed that the license plate recorded on the ticket is missing a letter (ABC123 vs ABCD123).
Would this be sufficient to have it thrown out?
Aug 10th, 2017 8:06 pm
Aug 10th, 2017 10:01 pm
no, not a fatal error, ticket will be amended at court
Aug 11th, 2017 12:31 am
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Aug 11th, 2017 11:31 am
You can ask for a trial and request disclosure without risking anything. After you view the disclosure, you can decide if you want to continue fighting it in court. If you do, you risk having them bump it back up to 80 in a 40 zone, however. But that won't happen until you actually go to court.
Aug 11th, 2017 2:09 pm
My opinion is that if the officer shows up and it goes to trial that you would probably lose.
Aug 11th, 2017 2:11 pm
Since it was reduced by officer already, most likely you will not get a further reduction. Although maybe the prosecutor will be in a good mood that day and if you ask for 15 over instead of 20 over MAYBE they will consider it (but no guarantees). You decide to actually proceed with the trial and plead not guilty and then you lose, they can amend the ticket back up to the original speed of 40 over.
Aug 11th, 2017 3:39 pm
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Aug 12th, 2017 1:17 am
Aug 12th, 2017 2:12 am
gryphon88 wrote: ↑Aug 11th, 2017 11:00 pmI need help in the best way to tackle my parking ticket.
I was in U of Toronto, paid for parking, but forgot to display the ticket on the dashboard.
Predictably, I was fined.
I went to the office to appeal, the person there said he was not authorised to waive it, and said something to the effect that the valid parking ticket I showed could have belonged to someone!
I was given an appeal date.
How best should I approach this during the appeal?
Thanks in advance.
Aug 12th, 2017 4:13 am
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Aug 12th, 2017 5:25 pm
You do not request early resolution, but if you show up on trial date you can speak to prosecutor before trial starts.