How to fight your speeding ticket
So you’ve decided to fight your own speeding ticket, and you’re not sure where to begin. Fighting your own speeding ticket can be an intimidating prospect, and there are a lot of things to know in order to fight a speeding ticket.
This guide is here to walk you through the basic steps of fighting your own speeding ticket, from requesting a trial date right to making a plea or running your own trial. With the help of our guide, you should be able to arm yourself with the right knowledge and tools to represent yourself in court and make an informed decision on fighting your own speeding ticket. Follow these steps and you will save yourself a lot of time and effort while preparing to fight your own speeding ticket.
It’s important to note that this guide is only for fighting a Part I ticket, and not a Part III summons. A Part III offence is a much more serious charge than a Part I, and being convicted for a Part III charge can lead to license suspension, heavy fines and even imprisonment. If your ticket has a court date summons already listed on it, then you have a Part III ticket, and it would be a good idea to contact a lawyer or a paralegal firm for help.
A Part I speeding ticket won’t have a court date on it, and it will have a Provincial Offences Number (P.O.N.) listed on the top of the ticket in this format: 1234567A. You should keep that number recorded while preparing to fight your own speeding ticket, as it will let you look up information about your charge with the court.
Table of Contents
First Steps to Fighting Your Own Speeding Ticket
- Requesting a Trial
- Deciding How to Plea
- Preparing for Trial
- Finishing Up