How to Fight Speeding Tickets in Ontario
It always happens when you least expect it. But you don’t have to fight it alone.
X-Copper has helped hundreds of thousands of drivers fight speeding tickets in Ontario.
WHY YOU NEED TO FIGHT SPEEDING TICKETS
For many traffic tickets, it’s tempting to just pay the fine instead of going through the hassle of fighting the ticket.
Speeding Convictions Cost More than You Think – For speeding offences, the potential cost to you is much higher than the fine on the ticket. From the damage to your driving record due to demerit points to the financial burden of higher vehicle insurance rates for at least three years, the real costs start if you plead guilty and pay the ticket.
PENALTIES FOR SPEEDING TICKETS
In the Highway Traffic Act, speeding tickets can be found in Section 128. Speeding charges can result in demerit points being added to your driving record. The number of demerit points added to your record is based on how many kilometres over the speed limit you are found guilty of travelling.
- 0-15km over: 0 demerit points
- 16-29km over: 3 demerit points
- 30-49km over: 4 demerit points
- 50+ km over: 6 demerit points
DID YOU KNOW
If you are charged with travelling at 50 or more kilometres per hour over the limit, you may also be charged with careless driving, stunt driving, racing and/or excessive speed. If you are found guilty of stunt driving, the minimum fine is $2,000 with a potential licence suspension.
How to Fight Speeding Tickets
Take the Trial Option
There are three options listed on the back of your speeding ticket:
- Plea of Guilty
- Early Resolution
- Trial Option
The trial option is the only one that gives you the chance to set a trial date and fight the speeding ticket in traffic court.
Note: In some courts, we must do an early resolution before we can schedule a trial date.
Get Specialized Legal Protection
The best way to minimize the costs of your speeding ticket, including fewer or no demerit points, fines and insurance rate increases, is to hire a legal defence team experienced in successfully fighting speeding tickets in court.
X-Copper’s winning team of qualified and specialized legal professionals, including former police officers, know what evidence is required, and the court procedures to fight for the best results possible.