Traffic Ticket Appeals in Ontario

Traffic Ticket Appeals: Your Guide to Justice

In the realm of traffic law, facing a ticket can be a stressful experience. Here at Traffic Paralegal Services, we understand your concerns and are committed to guiding you through the appeal process. Let’s discuss everything you need to know about appealing a traffic ticket in Ontario.

What is a Traffic Ticket Appeal?

A traffic ticket appeal is a formal request made by a defendant (that is you) to a higher court to review and change or vary the decision made by a lower court. This is not a process of rearguing the case, but an opportunity to highlight errors in law or procedure during the original trial.

Grounds for Appeal

The grounds can vary, but typically fall under two categories:

  • Errors of law: This might include misinterpretation of the law by the judge, or incorrect legal procedures being followed during the trial.
  • Errors of fact: This occurs when the judge has made an erroneous finding of fact, based on the evidence presented at the trial.

Remember, an appeal is not a new trial, but a review of the first trial.

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How to Appeal a Traffic Ticket?

The process involves several steps. These include:

  • Paying the fine ordered by the lower court
  • Filing a Notice of Appeal within 30 days of conviction
  • Preparing and submitting transcripts if necessary
  • Arguing your case at the hearing
  • In some cases, filing the necessary motions and applications to either extend the time to file or to waive the payment of the fine.

Assistance in Appealing a Traffic Ticket Conviction

At Traffic Paralegal Services, we provide comprehensive assistance in traffic ticket appeals. Appealing a traffic ticket may seem overwhelming, but you do not have to navigate this path alone. Our skilled team is well-versed in the intricacies of Ontario’s traffic laws and court procedures.

We can help you understand whether your case has valid grounds and guide you through the process, ensuring that all necessary deadlines are met and all paperwork is correctly filed. We also represent you in court, arguing your case and advocating for your rights.

When you are considering appealing a traffic ticket, our professional guidance can be the difference between a success and a waste of time, money and resources.

Remember, a traffic ticket conviction does not necessarily mean you are out of options. With our team at your side, you can explore every possibility and take a confident step forward in your traffic court appeal. Let us help you turn a challenging situation into an opportunity for justice.

Contact Traffic Paralegal Services today, and let us assist you in navigating through this complex process. We are here to support you in the fight for justice.

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What is an appeal?

It is a formal request to a higher court to review and change the decision made by a lower court.

Can I appeal any ticket?

Yes, any conviction can be appealed. However, it is important to know the appropriate deadlines and requirements.

How do I file an appeal?

It involves multiple steps, including filing a Notice of Appeal, transcripts, and presenting your case at the appeal hearing.

How can Traffic Paralegal Services assist me?

Our team can guide you through the entire appeal process, help you understand the grounds for appeal, prepare necessary documents, and represent you at the appeal hearing.

What is the benefit of appealing a traffic ticket?

Appealing a traffic ticket could result in the original decision being overturned, which may eliminate fines, demerit points, and potential insurance premium increases.

What does it mean to have grounds for appeal?

Grounds for appeal refer to legally valid reasons you believe the original trial was flawed or unfair.

How long do I have to file an appeal?

In most cases, you have 30 days from the date of the conviction to file an appeal. If you are outside of the 30-day limitation period there is a motion that can be filed to extend that time.