What happens if you don't show up for Traffic Ticket Court date. Toronto
Has anyone not shown up for their court date for a traffic ticket? Do they increase the fine and send the ticket home?
Jul 15th, 2009 8:44 pm
Jul 15th, 2009 9:19 pm
Jul 16th, 2009 9:32 am
Jul 16th, 2009 9:35 am
Hope OP does not take this seriously.
Jul 16th, 2009 10:16 am
Jul 16th, 2009 10:29 am
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Jul 16th, 2009 1:46 pm
If it's a parking ticket, then they shouldn't be suspending your license since the ticket is against the car, not the driver. But I suspect that they'll not renew your vehicle plates until you pay up.pintobean wrote: ↑Jul 16th, 2009 10:16 amYou will be flamed mercilessly.
That's just what happens when you don't bother searching this forum for threads where this question has already been answered.
You will be found guilty and will receive a notice in the mail telling you how much to pay, where to pay it and when it is due. If you ignore that notice (or don't receive it), your licence may be suspended and you will not be able to renew it until you pay the fine and a huge licence re-instatement fee. You could also get screwed by your insurance company, since many of them now ask about licence suspensions.
Jul 16th, 2009 1:57 pm
Yes, that's correct.
Jul 17th, 2009 5:04 pm
I'm detecting sarcasm....
OR, you can file for a re-opening of your case. It's not all that unusual, though for the life of me, I don't know how anybody could forget a court date...robwc_ca wrote: ↑Jul 16th, 2009 9:32 amAssuming your court date is for a traffic ticket where there was an option to plead guilty and pay the set fine, and that you have chosen to challenge the charge in court, then you will be simply be find guilty in absentia, as long as the ticket is "correct on its face." A letter will follow in the mail stating how much you need to pay.
Now if you were subpoenaed, then that's another story.