Get Professional Paralegal Speeding Ticket Representation in York Region, GTA, Durham Region and surrounding areas
Don’t pay any speeding tickets before knowing exactly what the penalties are. If you decide to pay then you are immediately pleading guilty to your speeding charge. Tickets listed with a speeding charge over 15 km/hour over the posted speeding limit will carry demerit point penalties. This will mean higher insurance rates for you. Excessive speeding can lead to automatic license suspensions. The two main types of speeding tickets in Ontario under the Highway Traffic Act include: Speeding ticket charges that are 50 km/hour less then the posted speed limit and speeding ticket charges that are 50 km/hour more then the posted speed limit.
Speeding Tickets Charges that are 50 km/hour - Less then the Speeding Limit
If you’ve been charged with the offence of speeding 50 km/hour under the posted speed limit then the total payable fine will be written on the ticket. At this point you have three options with respect to the charge against you:
1. You can plead guilty to the charge
2. You can plead guilty to the charge with an explanation
3. You can plead not guilty and fight the speeding charge laid against you
Choosing option number 2, a plea of guilty with explanation, does not necessarily result in having the charge reduced and otherwise removed. It will not be removed from your record. In most cases, the fine amount is reduced only. Selecting option number 3 is the only way to effectively fight the speeding ticket for complete dismissal or a drastic reduction in the fine or demerit points. A plea of guilty with an explanation is not a trial and your speeding ticket will not be dismissed.
Speeding Tickets Charges that are 50 km/hour – More then the Speeding Limit
The nature of this charge is more severe and the penalties are much higher. A charge of speeding more then 50 km/hour over the posted speed limit does not have a set fine amount listed on the ticket. They are, however, an automatic summons to court. There is no option to simply plead guilty or pay a fine. A summons to court requires you to answer to your charges in front of a Justice of the Peace. If convicted, this speeding ticket charge has an automatic 30 day (plus) license suspension, minimum fine of $2000, as well as a possible 6 months in jail.
Demerit Points for Speeding Tickets
0 – 15 km/h over = 0 points
16 – 29 km/h over = 3 points (minor infraction)
30 – 49 km/h over = 4 points (major infraction)
50+ km/hr over = 6 points + 30 day license suspension
Fines for Speeding Tickets
Speeding ticket fines are based on km/h over the posted speeding limit.
1-19 km/h The amount of km over times $2.50 = fine
20-29 km/h The amount of km over times $3.75 = fine
30-49 km/h The amount of km over times $6.00 = fine
50 km/h+ The amount over times 9.75 times 1.25 = fine + 6mths jail + $2000 fine
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