A driver being caught by law enforcement disobeying a red light will see consequences in the form of a ticket or a summons. Though most drivers simply pay the ticket and move on, there may be a way to successfully dispute and fight the charge.
As Ontario legal professionals we are dedicated and take the time to understand your situation and help you with your driving related offences such as driving through a red light. We have the legal training and an understanding of the technicalities involved in fighting these tickets in court. We know the ins and outs of the law and are able to prepare a defence for our clients that serves to deliver the best possible outcome. Since 1990, we have seen the development of the law, knowing what questions to ask, how to challenge evidence, and how to mount defences that work in court.
Do not put your driving privileges at risk by simply paying a red light ticket. As drivers ourselves, we recognize that those of us who drive need our vehicles to get to work, to pick up our children, to drive our significant others to medical appointments, and to run day-to-day errands. By submitting to a ticket without challenging it leaves a mark on your driving record that may affect insurance premiums in the future and that could put your license at risk should there be another offence to follow. Yes, driving is a privilege and not a right, and, as a privilege, there’s no reason for anyone to give it up. Even a single ticket can have long-term damage associated to it. Consider hiring an Ontario traffic paralegal or Ontario driving defence team to fight on your behalf, ensuring your rights are protected and that you are not submitting to an unlawful charge.
We know Ontario’s driving laws. To the average driver, they may or may not understand why they have been charged with a red light ticket. At times, it might be confusing. Though law enforcement may ultimately be seeking to limit traffic fatalities and ensure road laws are being followed, they may have unknowingly disregarded your rights as a driver. Always question the offence. A legal professional with as much experience as we have will be able to provide some insight into if there are any opportunities to fight the charge and what the best course of action going forward is. Even if you do not think there may be much of a chance in fighting a red light ticket, we know the law. If there is a way to challenge, we will be there to do exactly that on your behalf.
With the influx of red-light cameras in provinces from BC to PEI, Canadian law enforcement are buckling down on crash-prone intersections. As many vehicles are identified speeding at these intersections, even as advanced as the technology is, there is the potential for a mistake to be made. Consulting with a legal professional ensures that all possible angles are weighed, helping to determine whether a red light charge has the possibility to be challenged successfully in court.
So if you or someone you know has been charged with a red light ticket, don’t hesitate to contact us. We have the resources, knowledge, and experience to ensure that the assistance required is the assistance received. No one should have to face the court processes on their own, without a legal professional to guide them through the more complex areas of the law. Defending red light tickets, traffic tickets, and driving offences in Ontario is our primary focus. Contact us today and find out how to protect your driving record.