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Traffic Tickets: Can a Paralegal Really Help You?

Understand that if you wish to fight a traffic ticket, the crown and the police, who are expert in prosecuting tickets, will be fighting to convict you. The JP or Judge hearing your case tends to give the Crown and the police a tad more credibility than you.





DID YOU KNOW a good ticket agent can put clients in a position to have their driverís license re-instated by setting up a payment plan with the Court for them to pay off their Court fines.

Make sure you are dealing with a paralegal who is experienced in motor vehicle law.

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Experienced paralegals are familiar with the issues surrounding traffic charges and the consequences you could face. A paralegal who is not experienced in motor vehicle law might miss an important issue that an experienced paralegal would recognize.

  • Q. When should I consult with a paralegal?

    A. The sooner the better. There may be evidence that needs to be preserved or witnesses lined up. A knowledgeable paralegal can alert you to what evidence should be collected immediately.

  • Q. Can a paralegal really help me?

    A. Yes, a charge does not have to mean a conviction. A qualified, experienced paralegal can do the following:

    • Obtain a copy of disclosure, including police officers notes and witness statements.
    • Review the prosecution's case for weaknesses and defects.
    • Argue successfully for the exclusion of evidence.
    • Retain the services of expert defense witnesses.
    • Prepare for, and conduct a trial.
    • Challenge the credibility or memory of witnesses who may testify against you.
    • Negotiate with the prosecution for the withdrawal of charges, a lesser charge, or a reduced sentence.


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  • Can I represent myself?

    A. Legally, yes, but it is not recommended. Motor Vehicle law is complex, with increasingly harsh penalties.

    A paralegal will be familiar with all of the legal issues surrounding the charges, and the consequences you could face. Lack of expertise and knowledge could cause you to make critical and expensive mistakes. A paralegal has the knowledge and experience that is essential to be successful.

  • Q. How much will it cost?

    A. Generally consultations are FREE of charge and you are under no obligation.

    The paralegal will make an initial assessment of the case against you. Based on this assessment, they will probably quote you a flat rate or fixed fee.

  • Q. Should I plead guilty?

    A. Never plead guilty without knowing the consequences of a guilty plea. They can be very serious. Consequences could include any combination of the following:

    • A fine(s).
    • A suspension of your drivers licence.
    • Jail time.
    • Indirectly, a substantial increase in the cost of insurance for several years.

    You might enter a guilty plea only to discover too late that you had an absolute defence to the charge(s), or that you could have pleaded guilty to a reduced charge.

    Before you rush into anything, Lawyer Paralegals Referral Services ask ParaLegalAdvice to help you find the right paralegal a paralegal for a free consultation. Explore your options. If you still want to plead guilty, you can always do so after you have spoken to a qualified agent or paralegal.

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