5 Reasons to Hire Paul with TicketZCanada to Fight your Traffic Ticket
Updated: Nov 30, 2018
Do you have the time and expertise to fight your traffic violation and spend unnecessary time in traffic court?
5 Reasons You Need TicketZCanada as your Traffic Ticket/Violation Defense Specialist
Every year millions of Canadians earn themselves a traffic ticket.
Keep in mind, speeding is not the only traffic violation. If you run a red light, drive without a valid license, hit the road when you are impaired, drive a vehicle without insurance, hit and run, rear end another vehicle, you’ll be guilty of a traffic violation.
While some violations are less serious and fairly straightforward to resolve, others – like DUI and hit and run – are serious and can get you behind bars.
If you’re being charged with a traffic violation, it can be tempting to fight the charge alone. Don’t.
Here is why you should hire a traffic violation specialist.
1. You Don’t Understand Traffic Law
Sure, traffic laws aren’t the most complicated, but that doesn’t mean just about anyone can understand them.
If you’ve violated a traffic law, now is not the time to start researching the specific law and the potential consequences. You’ll be too distraught to understand anything.
On the other hand, hiring a traffic specialist gets you a competent professional with an in-depth understanding of federal laws and provincial and local traffic codes. The agent has probably spent several years defending clients in traffic courts, so you’ll feel confident having them on your side.
They will evaluate the case brought against you, identify weakness and aggressively fight the ticket on your behalf.
Can you imagine cross-examining a police officer by yourself in a traffic court? No way! A traffic violation agent has the skills to question the officer with the aim of raising reasonable doubt as to your guilt.
2. Dismiss/Lower Ticket Penalties
Did you know Canadians pay millions worth of speeding tickets annually?
This is a huge amount. It means when you get a traffic ticket, you’ll certainly have to pay a fine.
If you’re a first or second-time offender, it usually seems easier to settle the fine and move on with your life. But here is the thing, some tickets are wrongly issued, and others can add serious demerits to your licence. A $500 speeding ticket, for instance, can hurt your bank account.
For those reasons, the best thing to do is to hire a traffic violation agent. He or she can contest the penalty, or explain your circumstances in a traffic court and get the judge to lower your penalty or even dismiss it entirely.
Obviously, getting a lower fine is good for the wallet, but there is more to it. When a penalty is dismissed, you typically won’t accumulate demerits on your driving licence. The outcome is your DL won’t be suspended.
3. Gathering Evidence Information
You’re very certain you didn’t skip a red light, but here you’re slapped with a red light ticket.
Who is right? Who is wrong? The only way to establish the truth is to contest the ticket.
If your province or local authority has installed traffic cameras or photo radar along the road you were on, it’s possible to collect the footage or incident reports.
The problem is, as a regular person, you might even not be aware that you can get video footage. And if you are aware, bypassing the typical bureaucracy of public offices can prove challenging.
The best thing you can do in such a situation is to hire a traffic violation agent.
These professionals know their way around bureaucratic government offices and can easily gain access to the video footage. Needless to say, if the footage proves you didn’t run a red light, the agent will ensure the ticket is dismissed.
4. Get Alternative Discipline
The vast majority of traffic offenders are usually guilty as charged.
Although hiring an agent enhances your chances of getting a reduced penalty, this is not always the case. If the prosecutor has substantial evidence against you, there is little a lawyer can do.
However, depending on your record, a competent agent can be able to negotiate an alternative discipline.
A common alternative to a fine or suspended license is attending driving or traffic school! Well, going back to school is not an interesting prospect, but would you rather lose your licence or pay costly fines and increased insurance rates?
5. Save Money
One of the primary reasons traffic violators don’t hire a traffic ticket defense specialist is cost. They often wrongly assume it’s cheaper to settle a fine or serve a probationary period than hire professional representation.
It’s true, some violations don’t need a professional, especially if you’re a first-time offender. But when you’ve committed a serious offense, you shouldn’t fight the charge alone in a bid to save money. You could actually end up spending even more money.
If you lose the case, for instance, the violation will show up on your driving record. The more demerits you have on your record, the higher the premiums you’ll pay for auto insurance.
An agent can ensure the violation isn’t added to your driving record, thereby preventing you from higher insurance premiums.
Beyond saving money, you’ll also save time. For a small fee, a traffic violation agent will handle all the paperwork on your behalf, and represent you in a traffic court where necessary.
Hiring TicketZCanada Is the Right Step
As a law-abiding citizen, it’s never your intention to violate a traffic law. However, sometimes circumstances beyond our control lead us into legal trouble.
If you’re facing a traffic ticket or charge, you could be tempted to contest or fight it on your own, but as we’ve demonstrated, it’s not a risk worth taking. Hiring a TicketZCanada gives you the best chance of getting the ticket penalty reduced or dismissed.
Don’t waste any more time. Call Paul today 403-816-0690.