Traffic Tickets Toronto
If you or someone you know received Traffic Tickets in Toronto or the Greater Toronto Area, we are here to help. Our main goal is to use every trick in the book to try and get your ticket withdrawn, like it never happened. Our firm is fully licensed by the Law Society of Ontario and is in the Toronto Traffic Ticket Courts daily.
We pride ourselves in helping all our potential and current clients as much as possible. This article will go over some of the general questions people have when they receive Traffic Tickets in Toronto.
Fight Traffic Tickets Toronto
When you receive a traffic ticket, you have three (3) options to choose from when determining your next course of action. We always suggest to our clients to fight the ticket because that is the only way to get the ticket dismissed.
The first option is a guilty plea or pay the ticket. This means you are admitting that you committed the offence and accepting the consequences. Also, this means that you will not have to go to court because you can pay the ticket online on the City of Toronto’s website listed below.
Please Note: Always print out and keep your receipt.
Early Resolution (Meeting With Prosecutor)
The second option is a guilty plea as well. You will have to appear in court to meet with the prosecutor to discuss your Traffic Ticket. Here you may be given the option to lower the penalties associated with your Traffic Ticket.
This is the option we always suggest! This is the only way that your Traffic Tickets in Toronto will get dismissed. It is your legal right to select this option, see all the evidence that the officer has against you, and make an educated decision about what you should do next.
How Do I Find Out If I Have A Traffic Ticket In Ontario?
The first question to ask yourself is whether you remember getting pulled over and issued a Traffic Ticket. If you can’t, don’t worry, there is a way to find out. You have to go into one of the City of Toronto’s court locations with your driver’s licence to determine if you have any Traffic Tickets in Toronto. The court clerk will be able to look up any pending cases against you on their computer system. Below we have listed the City of Toronto court locations where you can find out if you have a pending Traffic Ticket.
Toronto South – Old City Hall
Any Traffic Tickets in Toronto can be looked up at Old City Hall, Lower Level located at 60 Queen Street West, Toronto, Ontario, M5H 2M4.
Toronto West – York Civic Centre
Any Traffic Tickets in Toronto can be looked up at York Civic Centre located at 2700 Eglinton Avenue West, Toronto, Ontario, M6M 1V1.
Toronto East – Scarborough Court
Any Traffic Tickets in Toronto can be looked up at Scarborough Court located at 1530 Markham Road, Scarborough, Ontario, M1B 3M4.
How Can I Find My Traffic Ticket Online?
If you have a copy of your Traffic Ticket or Traffic Tickets you received in Toronto, it is effortless to look up your Traffic Ticket online. If you don’t have your Traffic Ticket, you will need to go into one of the City of Toronto’s court locations to find out some information about your ticket.
You will need to find out the court location or the four (4) digits Icon Code. The Icon Code is located in the top left-hand corner of your ticket. The City of Toronto Icon Codes are 4862, 4862, and 4863.
Secondly, you will need the offence number. The offence number is located in the top right-hand corner of your ticket. It will be an eight (8) digit code ending in a letter, for example, 1234567Z.
Once you have this information, you can go to the City of Toronto’s Court Case Look Up website. Here you can find out your upcoming court date, fine amount, and ticket status.
How Can I Check If I Have Any Traffic Tickets On My Driving Record?
Whenever a police officer issues a Traffic Ticket, the officer will write down your driver’s licence on the ticket. This is how the Ministry of Transportation knows to attach that Traffic Ticket to your licence and driving record. Only tickets that you have paid or been found guilty of will appear on your driving record.
The easiest way to find out if you have any Traffic Tickets on your driving record is to request a copy of your driving record online. We recommend getting the 3-year driver’s record because you will receive the record immediately online. The link below will take you directly to the Service Ontario Website’s Page to get your current driving record.
Traffic Ticket & Demerit Points
Traffic Tickets and Demerit Points go hand in hand. It is almost a guarantee that if you receive a ticket, demerit points will be attached. Let us be clear, police officers are not required to tell you if the ticket carries any demerit points. If they do, sometimes they are wrong. Do your own research to see if your Traffic Ticket carries any demerit points.
How Will A Traffic Ticket Affect My Insurance Rates?
Every insurance company is different, but through our experiences, this is what we have learned about Traffic Tickets in Toronto.
Most insurance companies will let you get away with receiving one (1) Traffic Ticket. If you have received multiple Traffic Tickets in Toronto, you could be in trouble. One last thing to note is the type of charge. Insurance companies classify Traffic Tickets in Toronto into two groups: minor and severe.
Minor charges range from stop sign infractions to speeding charges.
Severe charges range from speeding 50km/h over the posted limit to careless driving.
How Will Demerit Points Affect My Driver’s Licence?
Demerit points are a way for the Ministry of Transportation Ontario to track your driving record. The Demerit Point System encourages drivers to improve their driving skills and protect people from those who abuse the privilege to drive. If you receive too many Demerit Points, there is a possibility you will lose your license for a minimum of 30 days.
Our article called The Demerit Point System goes in-depth and explains what a demerit point is, how they affect your driver’s licence and how many demerit points are attached to the type of charge you received.
How Long Does A Traffic Ticket Stay On Your Record in Ontario?
If you received a Traffic Ticket in Ontario that ticket will remain on your driving record for three (3) years. It starts from the date you were found guilty in court or the date you paid the ticket before court.
Should You Represent Yourself?
You can always represent yourself for Traffic Tickets in Toronto. There is plenty of information online that explains your options, like this article. Yet, if you do not know the Highway Traffic Act and how the court operates, it can be a challenging and lengthy task.
Some court cases require you to attend court three, four, or five times. We can handle most Traffic Ticket violations without your appearance in court. You can go to work while we go to work for you, fighting your Traffic Ticket.
Allow us to take care of everything for you and wipe away any worry you may have concerning your Traffic Ticket. We are aware of the evidence which officers are required to produce, how the court proceedings function and progress, and what evidence you are entitled to receive.