Speeding Ticket Ontario – Fighting Your Speeding Ticket
How to Fight a Speeding Ticket- Speeding Ticket Defence
Navigating the Ontario Court system when you have received a speeding ticket can be quite intimidating. Explanations such as, “ I was just following the flow of traffic, “ or “I was going down a hill” is a sure way to get yourself convicted. Speeding is an absolute Liability, it only need to be confirmed that you were driving above the posted speed limit and you have a conviction against your driving record.
Ontario Speeding Tickets- Commonly Asked Questions:
How long do you have to pay a speeding ticket in Ontario?
You have 15 days from the Date you received the Speeding Ticket to either file for a court date or pay the fine. Most Ontario Courts allow a grace period of 30-45 days. However, you can be convicted of the offence at the 15 day mark , from the date of your offence.
How long does it take for a speeding ticket to come off your record in Ontario?
Demerit points stay on your Driver’s Licence 2 years from the day of the offence (The day you received the ticket). A Conviction of Speeding will stay on your Driver’s Licence 3 years from the date you were found guilty in court or the date you paid the fine.
How much time do you have to pay a speeding ticket?
That depends on how you were convicted of the charge. If you went to court, the Justice of the Peace will provide you the time to pay which ranges from 30-90 days. If you failed to respond to your ticket, you usually have 15 to 30 days to pay the fine. However, do not guess. If unsure call the Courts and obtain a definite date or have a Paralegal assist you.
How much are Speeding Ticket Fines
1-15 km over
- 0 Demerit Points
- $2.50 for each KM over the speed limit (1-19km/hr)
16-29 km over
- 3 Demerit Points
- $3.75 for each km over the speed limit (from 20-29 km/hr)
30-49 km over
- 4 demerit Points
- $6.00 for each km over the speed limit (from 30-49km)
- 6 Demerit Point
- No out of Court Settlement
- 30 day license suspension
Also see Section on Racing and Stunt Driving
Hiring a Paralegal with traffic ticket experience will help you improve the odds of getting your charged withdrawn or obtaining a significant reduction of point and fine. There is no such thing as a Speeding Ticket Lawyer. There are Lawyers who practice in the field of Traffic Ticket Defence but your most economical bet would be to hire a Paralegal with experience in Traffic Tickets.