OTDLegal wrote: ↑Nov 30th, 2017 11:46 amCorrect. At 25 km/h over the posted speed limit, the offence would carry 3 demerit points. Depending on jurisdiction, option 2 or 3 would be the most common filings depending on the local court process. Early resolution meetings are an opportunity for the defence and prosecution to sit down for an informal review of evidence to ideally reach consensus over who would reasonably win the trial based on the merits of the prosecution's evidence. Generally, if the case is a clear-cut defence trial the Prosecutor would simply agree to withdraw the offence on the trial date (you still need to attend). If the matter would clearly, or likely, go in the favour of the Prosecutor winning at trial, then negotiating to a lesser offence may be the better route to go. If no mutually agreeable resolution can be reached, then the matter will be resolved by way of trial.
Being an absolute liability offence, what you've described is not a defence. However, that does not preclude other defences being available to you at trial.
Thanks - I'm mostly interested in making sure my insurance isn't impacted. Do you think "negotiating to a lesser offence" would reduce impact to my insurance?
Basically I don't care about the demerits or the fine - this is the first time I've ever been pulled over in 20 years of driving. Would like to wrap this up as quick as possible and not have my rates increase.
Thanks once again