Speeding tickets; everybody gets them. Can you defend a speeding ticket on your own? You might be able to handle your own case, but we still think that it is a good idea to hire someone to defend your speeding ticket.
Provincial Offences Court is a people’s court so you are certainly entitled to choose to defend yourself on a speeding ticket and in fact most Prosecutors will offer a reduction whether the person is represented or not, based on whether there has already been a roadside reduction plus a consideration of your driving record, particularly in relation to prior speeding tickets. However, there can be legal issues relating to speeding tickets that you might not be aware of and the process can be time consuming and sometimes very frustrating. Most people find it cost prohibitive to handle a ticket on their own.
We handle speeding tickets for people everyday. We will turn in the speeding ticket for you, check for filing and jurisdictional errors, secure and review the disclosure in relation to the ticket, speak to the Officer if necessary, meet with a Prosecutor if appropriate, eliminate the speeding ticket if possible, or negotiate a reduction of the speeding ticket, or attend at a subsequent trial date if necessary to defend the speeding ticket. We generally employ law students and paralegals, including ex-police officers to defend speeding tickets although Lawyers are always available to provide legal advice at no extra charge and if we substitute a Lawyer to handle your speeding ticket it will be at no additional charge. The fee to defend a speeding ticket is a fixed flat fee. In accordance with Law Society rules, there can be no absolute guarantee as to outcome. We of course do this for a living, so we are likely to achieve at least as good, and probably a better outcome than you would achieve on your own defending a speeding ticket. The added advantage to hiring us is that you will save the time and effort otherwise incidental to attending court in the defence of a speeding charge. Our fees are low, but it is part of being a full-service Driving Defence Law Firm and we always take defending your speeding ticket very seriously.