Careless Driving Summons:
To Appear in court without a Fine

A police officer can issue a driver a careless driving ticket without writing a fine on the ticket.

This type of traffic ticket is called a “Summons”

A Careless Driving Summons is usually given when:

  • The officer believes that the driving offence is so severe that they need the driver to appear in court before a judge.

  • The officer believes that the driver to have a bad driving record.

  • A severe driving offence has happened. Example: a fatality

  • When the police officer requests that the court give a higher fine than a normal fine of $490.00.

  • The police can ask the court to grant a period of time in jail for the offence.

  • The officer may have had only that type of form with them at that moment.

When a Careless Driving Summons to Appear is given will have a date when the driver must appear in court before the court to enter a plea of  guilty of not guilty to the charge of Careless Driving.

The driver must be present on the day of the court date or have someone appear on their behalf.

There are consequences for not appearing when given a Careless Driving Summons is given.  The justice can issue a bench summons and request that the police find the driver, arrest them and bring them to court.

Careless Driving Summons has a fine of 10,000.00 dollars, a driving license suspension and up to 6 months in jail.

It is very serious receiving a Careless Driving Summons and legal advice from a licensed paralegal, such as D.C.Paralegal Services, is your best way to a have a winning defense.

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Not Guilty of Careless Driving

  • To be convicted of a Careless Driving Summons to Appear ticket, the court makes the decision, not the police officer.

  • The charge of careless driving encompasses a wide range of offenses and it is often comprised of the officers opinion or belief that the driver is driving without due care and attention while driving.

  • It is your best interest and right to bring your ticket to the court and  dispute the opinion of the police officer.

D.C. Paralegal Services have over 10 years experience in the Ontario courts and have dealt with countless careless driving tickets, and I know we can help you fight yours.

Most all the time you do not have to appear in court.

Have D.C. Paralegal Services Fight Your Careless Driving Summons to Appear in Court Ticket
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Call D.C. Paralegal Services and you’ll speak to:

  • Former law enforcement officers, and paralegals with decades of experience in the Ontario Provincial courts

  • Licensed employees by the Law Society of Upper Canada

  • Employees with court experience in accident and careless driving tickets

  • Professionals that have helped and been very successful in challenging and winning careless driving tickets

D.C. Paralegal Service is unique because:

  1. We have a client portal that gives our clients the power to see updates with their case online.

  2. We have Paralegals all over Ontario working for us

  3. We don’t take on cases that we know you are able to handle on your own

Your case will always receive:

  • Personalized Attention

  • We do everything we can to win your ticket

  • We ensure that your insurance rates to not increase

  • We file court documents and motions

  • We obtain the disclosure and  any police reports

  • You are represented at any court appearances and at trial

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