Scales & Shield Paralegal Professional Corporation is a paralegal firm that specializes in defending the clients against traffic offences in court. It is Scales & Shield's belief that everyone deserves high quality legal representation at an affordable cost.
Whether it is a simple speeding ticket or a careless driving charge, everyone should have the ability to defend themselves against unfair traffic violation charges resulting in fines, demerit point losses and higher automobile insurance premiums.
Scales & Shield Paralegal Professional Corporation has a proven successful track record. Scales & Shield CAN help you maintain a clean driving record.
Scales & Shield can defend you against:
√ speeding tickets
√ careless driving tickets
√ racing or stunt driving
√ red light tickets
√ stop sign traffic tickets
√ driving while under suspension
√ insurance violations
√ commercial vehicle operator registration offences and
√ many other traffic tickets or moving violations.
Seven Reasons Why You Should Fight a Traffic Ticket.
1. Insurance Rates
''Will my insurance premiums go up?'' Once you pay a traffic ticket in Ontario you are pleading guilty to the offence and it will immediately show up on your driving record for your insurance company to see. Even if you do not win your case you can still postpone the traffic ticket charge from appearing on your driving record by disputing it in court. This is especially helpful when you have a traffic ticket that will be coming off of your record in a few months or you are avoiding multiple traffic convictions that could affect your insurance rate. As a general rule of thumb, two (2) minor traffic offences will act as one major traffic offence in the eye of most insurance companies.
2. Future Traffic Tickets
One traffic ticket may not worry you and your insurance company may even forgive you without increasing your insurance rates. But what if you receive another traffic ticket within the next three years? In our opinion it is always smart to think ahead in order to protect your driving record and to avoid higher insurance premiums in the future and you can do this by disputing any and all traffic tickets especially if they cost you points. Points usually translate into insurance rate increases. Points can also lead to the temporary suspension or permanent loss of your driver’s license privileges. This in turn can affect your job, even your way of life. Let Scales & Shield help to ensure that you are legally and competently represented so that you do not suffer any future consequences, related to traffic tickets.
3. Keeping a Clean Driving Record
Some jobs may require you to have a clean driving record. In Ontario a traffic ticket is not listed on your driver’s record until you are convicted of the charge on that ticket in court. Fighting a traffic ticket can postpone it from being listed on your driving record for up to a year or more.
4. Demerit Points
If you accumulate too many demerit points, the Ministry of Transportation of Ontario (MTO) may suspend your driver’s licence. A traffic ticket may include more than just the fine amount indicated on the ticket. Most traffic tickets come with demerit points losses.
5. You May Not Know What You’re Getting Into
Most traffic tickets and summons include not only a fine, but demerit points and some with a licence suspension and even possible jail time. Some fines can be as high as $10,000! Don’t leave your driving future to chance. Hire a legal professional to ensure that your interests, both present and future are maintained and that you are not at the mercy of the Ontario Provincial Courts without proper and experienced representation. Scales & Shield Paralegal Professional Corporation are experts in this field.
6. Scales & Shield Fight For You
Scales & Shield Paralegal Professional Corporation can handle everything on your behalf. Scales & Shield will do everything from filing for your court date, ordering the officers disclosure, building your defence and fighting your Ontario traffic ticket in court on your behalf. This will allow you not only the benefits of a professional and highly successful defence team, but it will also save you the time and stress of fighting your traffic ticket by yourself.
7. Police Officers are Sometimes Wrong
The Ontario Highway Traffic Act (HTA) is only a small aspect of what police officers learn at the police academy. Not only is the Ontario Highway Traffic Act very detailed, but it is also easily misinterpreted. A good example of a police officer misunderstanding the Highway Traffic Act is the simple stop sign offence. The police officer had stated in his officer’s notes (disclosure) that the man had failed to stop at the stop sign for the full 3 seconds. A review of the Highway Traffic Act proved that nowhere in it does it state anywhere that a driver must stop for a full 3 seconds at a stop sign. So Scales & Shield now can see and understand that police officers do sometimes make mistakes in their charging of driver of a motor vehicle. Do not let their error become your immediate and future problem. Trust the experts at Scales & Shield Paralegal Professional Corporation. Scales & Shield will help you maintain your good driving record.