Frequently Asked Questions
Absolutely. Fighting reduced tickets is something we successfully do on a regular basis.
Yes. All Canadian provinces and Territories have agreements in place to share information. There are also reciprocal agreements with most U.S. States.
Most certainly. As a matter of fact, we are familiar with licensing penalties in other jurisdictions and we are able to use our legal knowledge to save demerit points on your license.
Yes, however, the person charged on the face of the traffic/speeding ticket will be required to sign our retainer agreement to allow us to represent him/her and the paralegal will need to satisfy him/her that the person charged understands what is being signed.
Yes. We have successfully fought all types of speeding charges whether the evidence is gained through pacing, LIDAR, RADAR or aircraft observations.
Yes, in many jurisdictions in Ontario we do deal with impaired driving or DUI. We have partnerships with lawyers who can assist you with your case.
Yes. As events develop in your case, you will be notified of all significant details.
No. The majority of cases (over 95%) are handled without the client ever having to take part in any proceeding. However, if the agent handling your case determines that it would be in your best interest to attend and/or provide evidence, your agent will let you know. You will not be forced to attend but your agent can advise you of the benefits or drawbacks relating to your attendance and together you will be able to determine the best course of action.
If the complaint about conduct of the officer is not relevant to the evidence against you, a complaint will not help your case. Complaints about police conduct are investigated thoroughly, usually by the police department and they are treated separately from the charge against you. If your complaint is about the charge being laid, the police will not investigate the matter and will direct you to take the matter up with the courts.
However, if there are allegations of misconduct in the gathering of evidence against you, your H.E.L.P.Legal representative may be able to assist you.
Yes. In a case like this, you would be best to speak to your local H.E.L.P.Legal office. Click here for a list of our locations.
Absolutely. We encourage you to tell us what you think. We take great pride in our work and we are determined to protect your interests to the best of our abilities.
Yes. Each speed detection device has a margin of error, usually between 1 to 3 km/h, and sometimes that margin is just enough to save your points. Click here for a list of demerit points and charges.
No, the spelling of the street address is an error which can be amended by the Court and will be of no benefit to you.
If the officer does not attend for the trial and the court is informed of a valid reason why the officer cannot be in attendance, the Court has the authority to adjourn the trial to a new date when you and the officer can be in attendance.
Yes you can! The set fines for any seatbelt offences have been raised to $200.00 plus surcharge. Any conviction for a seatbelt offence will remain on your driving record for a period of 2 years and will be visible to your insurance company for 3 years.
New drivers or novice drivers are at a greater RISK and upon conviction receive "escalating" penalties, which are consequences that get stiffer with each similar offence contravened.