Starting next summer, high-occupancy toll lanes (HOT) will start rolling out across the province. The lanes will first appear on the Queen Elizabeth Way (QEW) between Oakville and Burlington. via […]Read more ›
The Ontario government announced the westbound lanes of the $106-million cable-stayed span will open to two-way traffic as the first phase of construction draws to a close. via New Trans-Canada […]Read more ›
The Superior East Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) will be setting up traffic stops around the area and around the clock as they kick off the 2015 Festive R.I.D.E. (Reduce Impaired […]Read more ›
“When you see the stop sign and stop arm go out, that’s when you must stop,” says Mr. Pade via Ontario’s best school bus driver is right here in Peterborough.Read more ›
If you get charged with stunt driving, your licence is automatically taken away. Be sure to Fight your Stunt Driving Charge. Choose D.C. Paralegal Services to help you every step […]Read more ›
“The Traffic Injury Research Foundation backs this up, citing 30 percent shorter stopping
distances at temperatures just below freezing.”
Winter Tires could prevent a Fatal Car Accident and are worth the money to protect you and your family and others driving around you. Read the debate on the subject in this informative article.-
“Help us keep our roads collision-free by preparing your vehicle, by planning your trip ahead and by slowing down in winter conditions.” – Steven Del Duca, Minister of Transportation
A Remembrance Day Interruption leads to a Suspended Licence
“A bus driver who provoked outrage by driving through a village Remembrance Day service and sounding his horn during a two-minute silence has been suspended.”
A seemingly quiet and routine Remembrance Day Ceremony turned into a loud and frightful sight as a Bus Driver drove through a road closed sign and past the Remembrance Day crowd. He also disrespectfully blew his horn during the two-minutes silence of remembrance.
He was then caught up the road by police and received a Licence Suspended pending an investigation. Meanwhile the whole incident was caught on camera. He may not have much of a chance for a defence and maybe in this case he shouldn’t. A lot of evidence is stacked against him.
It is said that in a moment of remorse he said he is willing to make a donation to the Royal British Legion’s Poppy Appeal. Which seems fitting but the whole incident has left a bad taste in the Remembrance Day Crowd. In a lot of cases a gesture of faith will go a long way when facing a suspended licence.
A Suspended licence such as this one will have a lasting effect on the driver involve because he using his licence for employment. This is the case in many situations when a Licence is suspended. Whether you Drive a bus or if you drive a transport truck, or if you just commute to work. You rely on your vehicle most of the time for work or for family. This is why it is so important to put your best foot forward with a defence from a licenced paralegal.
Don’t drive with a Suspended Licence or you could be facing a number of these stiff penalties:
- Large fines from $1000 to $5000
- A mandatory 6 month additional suspension of your driver’s licence
- The court also has the power to impose up to 6 months in Jail.
The Experienced Paralegals at D.C. Paralegal Services are here to help you with your Suspended Licence or Driving While Suspended Driving Charges. We have Paralegals all over Ontario that can give the best defence with these serious charges.-
A Fast Ride Turns into a Stunt Driving Charge
“Provincial police say a driver has been charged after a vehicle was clocked at more than twice the speed limit on Highway 401 in eastern Ontario.”
This Driver was Charged Stunt Driving and Could Face:
- It’s a serious fine that doesn’t involve doing “stunt” as if in a movie
- You have been speeding at least 50 k/h over the speed limit
- Fine of $2,000 and up to a maximum of $10,000.
- You will also have to pay court costs and a Victim Surcharge ranging between $500 and $2,500.
- Stunt Driving also carries an immediate roadside suspension of your Driver’s License for 7 days.
- Seven days seizure of the vehicle that you were driving, regardless of who owns it.
- If the vehicle is a rental, you will be responsible for an additional 7 days of rental fee.
- License suspension up to 2 years (for a Second Offence – up to 10 years License Suspension)
- Jail sentence up to 6 months.
If your license is not suspended, you will automatically receive 6 Demerit Points from the Ministry of Transportation. At the end of your driver’s license suspension, you will have to pay $150.00 to the Ministry of Transportation to get your driver’s license back.
The 18-year-old was charged with stunt driving for allegedly travelling 208 km/h in a 100 km/h zone on highway 401 in Eastern Ontario. This could effect a young driver’s driving record for a long time. Including high insurance rates even higher than the ones imposed on your drivers 25 and younger by many insurance companies.
If you know you travel at such a high rate of speed, don’t risk the penalties of being charged with Stunt Driving. If you happen to be charged with Stunt Driving and have questions about your charge or need representation don’t hesitate to contact D.C. Paralegal Services. We can help you every step of the way.-
Where to find your Local War Memorial on Remembrance Day. Lest We Forget.
Canadian memorials commemorate the sacrifices made as early as the Seven Years’ War to the modern day War on Terror……There are currently 6,293 war memorials in Canada that are registered with the National Inventory of Military Memorials, which is under the Canadian Department of Veterans Affairs.
If Passing Bicycles in Toronto you must signal first along with signaling to other cars in Toronto Traffic.
We as driver’s sometimes forget other bicyclers on the road and this could spell disaster. Always check your blind spot and always be a defensive driver when passing bicycles in Toronto. It only takes one moment of not being aware of other drivers and bicyclists around you to cause an fatal accident. Toronto cyclists must also make themselves visible to other cars and signal lane changes to other vehicles. The rules of the road apply to all that share the roadway and all must signal when passing bicycles in Toronto. Use your mirrors and look all around and then signal lane changes, especially on busy Toronto roads. We sometimes forget the basics we learned when we first got our Driver’s licence and using our signals can save you from traffic tickets such as a fatal traffic charge when Passing bicycles in Toronto.
In September 2015, the Ontario Highway Traffic Act was improved in many ways, including the provision of 1 Metre or more between passing vehicles and Cyclists. If you can’t pass with 1 Metre of more between your vehicle and the cyclist you must wait and not pass the bicycle until it is safe to do so. Be fully aware of the new traffic laws when Passing Bicycles in Toronto.
Consequences of Not Using a Signal When Passing Bicycles in Toronto:
- 2 Demerit Points
- High Fines
- Increased Insurance rates
- Could lead to Fatal Traffic Accidents
If you cause a Fatal Traffic Accidents due to Passing Bicycles in Toronto you could face a Careless Driving Charge or a Dangerous driving charge which could lead to serious consequences.
D.C. Paralegal Services Can Help You Fight Your Toronto Traffic Ticket!
Photo Radar in Ontario:
Unlike “speed traps” where officers hide in bushes or around a corner, Leclerc said, the van will be visible along the road and motorists will be warned that the speed program is in place by a sign placed several metres ahead. The driver has 25 metres to slow down until speed is calculated by the radar software.
Photo Radar gives you a little time to slow down but not much. This is a fairly new method of traffic enforcement but could take over highway traffic enforcement and leaving not much a defence for speeders.
Chris Ragan, the chair of Canada’s Ecofiscal Commission, says there is ample evidence from other countries that putting a price on driving can reduce traffic. But he acknowledged that Canadians, accustomed to free access to the roads, need to be convinced.
Belleville Court ‘Stays’ Driving While Under Suspension Conviction Driving While Under Suspension continues to be one of the most common Driving Offences in the Ontario Provincial Offences Act courts. Every day, […]Read more ›
Fewer teens are texting and driving in Ontario, citing fines and perceived danger as the main reasons to avoid it.
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So when a sign that directs drivers travelling on a busy city street to a major thoroughfare such as the Don Valley Parkway, it is a recipe for confusion and erratic driving.
Despite having vision in just one eye, Stewart Boston, 82, drove for 57 years without a problem. Now the province won’t give him back his licence until he takes a special road test that could cost him as much as $1,000.
Ontario Transportation Minister Steven Del Duca is promising to bring in mandatory entry training for Class A drivers, who operate transport trucks, by next year in response to concerns that training isn’t as rigorous it should be.
Despite a six-point increase, from 2013 to 2014, in the Ontario auto accident benefits claims ratio, a new study commissioned by the Ontario Trial Lawyers Association still concludes consumers “likely overpaid” by $702 million for auto insurance in 2014.
October 20, 2015 – Kingston, Ontario Late in May of 2015, a client of ours was stopped by police in the Kingston, Ontario area for Speeding 101 km/h in […]Read more ›
Ontario Promoting Safe Driving and Helping Drivers Save on Auto Insurance
Ontarians could be sharing the road with driverless cars in a matter of months as the province embarks on real-world testing of technology that is transforming the way we travel.
“Failing to stop for a stopped school bus that has its overhead red signal lights flashing can result in a fine from $400 to $2,000 and have six demerit points added to your licence for a first offence.”
“I find the weekend statistics alarming. Following the OPP’s annual Fall Seat Belt Campaign that began in late September and resulted in almost 5,500 seat belt related charges being laid, it is disappointing to learn that people are still not wearing a seat belt. Motorists in this province know that wearing a seat belt can save your life. It is senseless for anyone to be in a moving motor vehicle without buckling up. OPP officers will remain vigilant beyond any traffic safety campaign to ensure that Ontario’s roads are the safest in the country.” Chief Superintendent Chuck Cox, OPP Highway Safety Division
I’m seeing these micro-segways, like the hoverboard and Solowheel, zipping around and they seem really cool. If I get one, where can I use it?— Elliott, Toronto
“There are still considerable challenges to full autonomy, not just on the technology side, but also from regulations, infrastructure, legal frameworks, liability, ethical issue and consumer acceptance, to name a few”
When you get stopped by a police officer and are a suspended driver, don’t give your brother’s name and birthdate, a Greater Sudbury man has been told. via Sudbury driver […]Read more ›
A Driver from the Peterborough area found herself charged with Speeding 27 KM/H over the speed limit, contrary to section 128 of the Ontario Highway Traffic Act. This driver did […]Read more ›
https://www.ihaveaticket.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/Online-AMP-System-A-Strong-Move-for-Ontario1.pdf Online AMP System – A Strong Move for Ontario March 162015 The public and legal community should embrace a new online AMP system for challenging minor offences under the […]Read more ›
I cannot thank David Chatten enough for his services. In December 2014, I was in a car accident as I was travelling to Southern Ontario. The police issued me a […]Read more ›
“I would like to thank D.C. Paralegal for everything they did. They delivered on exactly what they promised and garnered an outcome better than I expected. I would highly recommend […]Read more ›
A driver was charged in September 2014 in Quinte West, Ontario with Speeding – 102 KM/H in a 100 KM/H zone. The ticket had a fatal error; the speed zone […]Read more ›
In October 2014, a client contacted our office. A case we have heard many times before….A driver suspended for un-paid fines had been stopped by police in Milton, Ontario. The […]Read more ›
In September 2014, a client contacted our office, only a few days before a scheduled trial set for the same week. The client was charged with Driving While Under Suspension […]Read more ›
Napanee Drive While Under Suspension Charge – Another Winning Case! A client came to D.C. Paralegal Services in May 2014 and advised that they had a Napanee Drive While Under […]Read more ›
229 total demerit points issued to 2 Ottawa motorcyclists – Ottawa – CBC News.Read more ›
In December 2013 a father contacted our office and informed us that his son had been involved in an accident and had been charged with careless driving. He had a […]Read more ›
A client came to our office in June 2014 with 2 charges. The charges were Driving While Under Suspension and Possess a Cancelled, Revoked or Suspended Driver’s Licence. The first charge carried […]Read more ›
98.9 THE DRIVE – Charges Laid in 401 Crash in Napanee May 06, 2014 05:47 from Matthew Bisson A Montreal man is charged with careless driving in connection with that […]Read more ›
We had a client that is a commercial driver and was driving a commercial vehicle on the afternoon of Christmas Day, in 2013. The driver was driving down a 4 […]Read more ›
A Justice of the Peace has the power to Reduce Speeding Fines Most legal professionals who practice Provincial Offences Act matters would agree that when it comes to speeding under […]Read more ›
Jail and Fines for the First Time Offender –Drive While Under Suspension Driving while suspended can affect even the most unsuspecting driver. Imagine this: The police stop you for […]Read more ›
Speed limit signs-What are the rules? We see them every day on almost every road we drive on. Speed limit signs govern our maximum rate of speed. Regulation 615 of […]Read more ›
David Chatten handled my second No Insurance Charge where I was facing a minimum $10,000 Fine. Through his research skills and referring to case law that was less than four […]Read more ›
July 25, 2012 I recently received a Drive While Under Suspension Charge for unpaid fines. I had forgotten to pay a couple small tickets and didn’t even know that my […]Read more ›
I was charged with Driving While Under Suspension. I forgot to pay a Fine and didn’t know that my licence was suspended. I was facing a 6 month�s suspension of […]Read more ›
I called several offices for quotes to figure out whether I should seek out representation for my “Drive with a suspended license” charge. In the end I made a very […]Read more ›
David, you are a lifesaver! I am attempting to gain employment as an Ontario police officer. The points I would have accrued in my first ever speeding ticket would have […]Read more ›
Careless Driving – Does a Moment’s Lapse in Attention Constitute Careless Driving? Section 130 of the Highway Traffic Act defines careless driving as: “Every person is guilty of the offence […]Read more ›
A client came to us in May of 2013 facing a second charge of driving while suspended. The case was in the Napanee Provincial Offences Court, and due to it […]Read more ›
Parking Lots and the Law in Ontario Everyday in Ontario Provincial Offences Court, people plead guilty to Ontario Highway Traffic Act offences that may have arisen from situations in private […]Read more ›
In November of 2013 a client came to us that had been charged with Driving While Under Suspension, under section 53(1) of the Ontario Highway Traffic Act, and was facing […]Read more ›