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Oh you in a BIG world of HURT. You'll need to hire a lawyer/paralegal.

Was it really worth rushing to deliver that something to your friend?
Buffguy wrote: Hi guys,

I did something very stupid. I was going 150 in a 100 zone on the gardener express near dixie road exit this morning.

I got caught with a speed gun, and charged with stunt driving for going 50 over speed limit. The road was pretty empty, and I was rushing to deliver something to a friend.

This is my first offense for 5 years of driving, I am 21 years old. My court date is on august 6th.

Can someone give me tips on how I should proceed? Do I need a lawyer? How much will fine + towing cost me? Will it affect my insurance? I am a student with no income, will that help to reduce my fine?

Thanks

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Driving is gonna get very expensive for you in the future.
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My advise, sell the car and take public transportation.

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Call around to find legal representation. They may advise you to proactively take a defensive driving course to show sincerity and remorse when your case is viewed by the court.

Yes, this will likely affect your insurance if you are convicted. I think this counts as a major conviction, and as such most mainstream insurance companies will deem you high risk and will no longer insure you. You'll probably be best served to find an insurance broker proactively to determine which companies out there will insure you.

I don't think student status will result in a reduced fine. When you're a motorist on the road, all things are equal. That being said, if you were caught on a speed gun, it's unlikely you'll have a chance challenging the validity of the conviction. You'll probably be best served going down the remorse, educate, and learn from this experience route.

Going to request that people on this thread are mature enough realize the OP has accepted what he did was stupid. He broke the law and sped, aside from endangering himself and others, he didn't actually end up harming anyone. Best way forward would be to give advice to help him prevent making a similar mistake again, and minimize the impact of the current situation.
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No, even if he got your license plate wrong, the ticket is still valid in court.
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Buffguy wrote: I drive a 328i bmw

the cop put my car model as 28i, does this affect my ticket in any way
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Buffguy wrote: Hi guys,

I did something very stupid. I was going 150 in a 100 zone on the gardener express near dixie road exit this morning.

I got caught with a speed gun, and charged with stunt driving for going 50 over speed limit. The road was pretty empty, and I didn't feel I was going that fast, others on the road were driving similar to my speed.

This is my first offense for 5 years of driving, I am 21 years old. My court date is on august 6th.

Can someone give me tips on how I should proceed? Do I need a lawyer? How much will fine + towing cost me? Will it affect my insurance? I am a student with no income, will that help to reduce my fine?

Thanks
You need to hire a lawyer/paralegal, and deal with a lot of secondary comments like SLOW THE **** DOWN.
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Anyone have recommendation for lawyer?
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Buffguy wrote: I got caught with a speed gun, and charged with stunt driving for going 50 over speed limit. The road was pretty empty, and I didn't feel I was going that fast, others on the road were driving similar to my speed.
That's why vehicles have a speedometer.

It doesn't matter how fast you think you were going because regardless of your feeling, you were still driving over the 100kph posted limit. You should have been keeping an eye on your speed. The roads maybe quieter but that doesn't mean it gives you freedom to not to pay attention to your speed.

I think you're going to be screwed regardless. They had a radar gun with a proper reading. There is no chance to say they confused you with another vehicle. As others have said, you should consider shopping around for high risk insurance with a broker.
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Sorry to hear, OP. Here's a start for your reading on stunt driving, from CBC article: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/sudbury/ ... -1.3311954.

Here's a link for fatal v. fixable speeding ticket errors: https://ontariospeeding.com/fighting-sp ... g-tickets/.

Will it affect your insurance? Probably: https://www.ontariohighwaytrafficact.co ... t5195.html.

Consider talking to a lawyer or paralegal. If you're in Ontario, the Law Society has a referral service (free of charge): https://lso.ca/public-resources/finding ... al-service.

If you're driving a BMW, I don't know how much sympathy you'll get from the Court that you don't have money. Even if they are now relatively inexpensive, people still hold ancient views.

I've had my own tickets, none as serious, but still fought them in Court and won. Miracles do happen. Since you're looking at serious consequences, I would fight it, if I were you. But that's just me.

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I am assuming you're under your parent's insurance as I doubt you own the BMW as a student...have fun explaining to your parents on the insurance increase lol
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SheikhYarbooti wrote: That being said, if you were caught on a speed gun, it's unlikely you'll have a chance challenging the validity of the conviction.
+1 with the exception of the above sentence. Years ago I got caught speeding, when I was a student, with a speed gun. A defence lawyer took pity on me when I was in court. I don't remember exactly what he said, but IIRC when using speed guns, police officers are supposed to follow certain procedure/protocol to authenticate readings. He may be able to challenge, but will not know for sure until he speaks with a lawyer.
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Micelli_Illuminatti wrote: Sorry to hear, OP. Here's a start for your reading on stunt driving, from CBC article: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/sudbury/ ... -1.3311954.

Here's a link for fatal v. fixable speeding ticket errors: https://ontariospeeding.com/fighting-sp ... g-tickets/.

Will it affect your insurance? Probably: https://www.ontariohighwaytrafficact.co ... t5195.html.

Consider talking to a lawyer or paralegal. If you're in Ontario, the Law Society has a referral service (free of charge): https://lso.ca/public-resources/finding ... al-service.

If you're driving a BMW, I don't know how much sympathy you'll get from the Court that you don't have money. Even if they are now relatively inexpensive, people still hold ancient views.

I've had my own tickets, none as serious, but still fought them in Court and won. Miracles do happen. Since you're looking at serious consequences, I would fight it, if I were you. But that's just me.

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Thank you, I appreciate your advice (:

I will get a lawyer and fight this

Also yea my bmw is a 2007, you can buy a honda civic for same price as my car

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