You do NOT want a careless charge on your driving record as it will cause your insurance to go up 100%+ (the same as having a DUI).Nev0513 wrote: ↑Nov 8th, 2017 10:42 amA couple of weeks ago I got pulled over right before getting on the DVP ramp. I was coming down Rosedale Valley and for some reason my inner race car driver came out and I got caught doing 119 on 60 . The officer came up and first took my keys. At this point i was sweating buckets thinking my car was going to get towed and my license was going to get suspended. He asked for my insurance and registration but i could not find it. I remember I had it in the car a couple weeks ago because i got into a little fender bender and I used it but at the time I was not able to find it. I do have a valid permit and insurance though. The officer took my license and keys and was in his vehicle for about 10 minutes. He came back out and told me he was not going to tow my car or suspend my license, BUT he was going to give me tickets. So I got slapped with 4 tickets.
1. Failure to surrender permit for motor vehicle.
2. Fail to have insurance card.
3. Speeding 99 km/h in a 50 km/h zone.
4. Careless driving
I paid the first 2 tickets, since they were roughly $100 each. But the last 2 tickets are roughly $400 each and it is hard for me to pay those amounts at this time. What I did was for the last 2 tickets, I selected the early resolution option and choose a date and time online. Got a confirmation letter of the time and place for the early resolution. The reason why I did this is because I thought this would decrease my fine, but after reading pages of this thread, I'm thinking I should have gone to trial.
Can you suggest the best options for me at this point?
Pretty much any deal that gets the careless charged reduced to something else you should probably take.
If prosecutor will not reduce/drop the careless charge then you should get a lawyer and fight it.
As far as speeding ticket is concerned if you take it to trial and try to fight it and LOSE then they will raise it back up to speeding 59 over. Speeding 50+ over carries same insurance increase as DUI and Careless. So most likely you want to probably not fight this one and just pay it.
As far as the first two tickets that you paid already, you should not have paid them because they are paperwork tickets and prosecutors probably would have dropped those ones. But too late for that now.
I am not a lawyer and I am not a paralegal and I do not give legal advice.
All statements made are my opinion only.