Fighting City of Ottawa Bylaw ticket
We were recently served with a $120 ticket/fine because of our dog barking. For various reasons, including the fact that our neighbours haven't made any attempts at talking to us first, we have chosen to plead not guilty.
I don't want to get into the situation involving the ticket; rather I would like to get some advice from anybody who has tried fighting a bylaw ticket in court.
What should I do to prepare? We've already put in a request for all the information about any complaints about us, so we hope to get all of that before our court date (we're going to find out when that is this morning).
From what I understand legal representation is unnessecary. Can we bring witnesses that can attest to how well-behaved our dog is? What I mean is just someone to come in and read a short statement to help our case.
And overall...how does the process work? My google skills in this matter are not serving me very well.