I'm already going to assume the worst for the insurance rate increases. My real concern is licence suspension. 7 days is already going to be a huge blow. What Are The Chance of further suspension when found guilty?ShrekTek wrote: ↑Feb 12th, 2018 7:42 pmThere is a possibility, I would say 50/50, that the prosecutor will offer to drop it to speeding 49 over. If they do, I would take it and run!
A charge of Stunt driving or a charge of Speeding 50+ over will incur the same HUGE insurance increases as a DUI, so you want to avoid this at all costs if possible.
This is a case where Early Resolution might be in your best interest, then you will know whether you need to prepare for trial or not. If prosecutor offers you speeding 49 over at early resolution then you do not need to hire a lawyer or paralegal.
If Early Resolution is not an option on your ticket, then choose the Not Guilty option and request a trial with the officer present. So up on your trial date before court starts and see if prosecutor will offer you the speeding 49 over plea deal. If yes, then you are can plead guilty to that and dont need to hire a lawyer or paralegal.
If the prosecutor will not offer you the 49 over deal, then you want to tell them you would like to get disclosure and set a trial date and that you want to seek legal advice. Due to the extremely serious nature of the insurance increase if found guilty, you will almost certainly want to seek professional help.
Assuming the officers notes are good, even the best lawyer/paralegal will probably not be able to beat the ticket at trial UNLESS you also have an expert witness to counter the testimony of the officer regarding the radar/lidar used.
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https://shrektek.ca/speeding/38-caselaw ... rt-witness
I want to suggest that you check with your insurance company about whether Stunt driving is Minor, Major or Serious. Aviva insurance appears to set Stunt as only a minor which is the same as a 15 over speeding ticket. If this is the case, then a Stunt charge may not be as serious as I thought. Insurance in Ontario rates a charge as either Minor, Major or Serious. Serious are the ones like DUI that cause HUGE sky rocketing rates. Major can cause large increases. Minor is small increases. So I would confirm with your insurance company on how the charge will affect rates as each insurance company is different.
Also my insurance is with belairdirect so if anyone has some past experience let me know . Tanks in advance.