My name is misspelled on the ticket. Can I get off?
This occurs more often than you think and is known as a 'non-fatal' error. The test in this instance is whether, in reading the misspelled name, you would say 'this is not me' or '‘this is me but there is a mistake in the spelling of my name'. In almost all instances the court will amend the ticket to correct the mistake and continue with the proceedings.

What are 'non-fatal' errors?
These are mistakes made on the charging document/ticket, almost always amended by the court.

What are 'fatal' errors?
These are mistakes on a charging document for which amendments have been refused or which will render the document a nullity, such as; no name for the defendant or no date of offence.

If you suspect you have one or both of the above on your speeding ticket or traffic ticket and you have questions, call Ottawa Traffic Tickets and speak to a former police officer who will answer your questions free of charge. Remember, we’ve spent years writing traffic and speeding tickets.

Do I have to go to court?
In most cases you do not. As your agent, Ottawa Traffic Tickets will appear on your behalf.

When I got a speeding ticket the officer refused to show me the radar reading. Can I win?
This is a common misconception. The officer is under no legal obligation to show you the speed registered on the radar device.

Are there insurance implications if I plead guilty?
There are indeed. Guilty pleas and convictions are what insurance companies take note of. Remember, insurance companies are in business to make money therefore even minor convictions will be used to increase your rates. For instance, a Careless Driving conviction (6 points) may result in a 200% increase in your insurance rates over the next five to six years costing thousands of dollars. If for no other reason than the insurance implications, you should have a former police officer from Ottawa Traffic Tickets represent you at court.

You have nothing to lose and everything to gain by fighting your traffic ticket. Doing so could save you thousands of dollars in insurance premiums alone. Call or email Ottawa Traffic Tickets and speak with a former officer for a free, no obligation consultation.

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