- Step 1FIGHT THE TICKET
If you don't want to fight your ticket or go to court, read this section!
- Step 2REQUEST A TRIAL
We show you what to do. It only takes 15 minutes. How easy is that!
- Step 3PREPARATION
Preparation is the key to success. Do your homework.
- Step 4PRE-TRIAL STRATEGIES
Your trial has been scheduled. Now the fight begins. Here's what you need to do.
- Step 5TRIAL STRATEGIES
What to do, what to say, and what not to say.
How Were You Charged?
The ticket you have is charging you with an offence under two separate pieces of legislation. The first part is the physical act of being charged which falls under the Provincial Offences Act. The second part is the offence you allegedly committed which falls under another act which regulates what you did (e.g. failing to provide car insurance is a charge under the Compulsory Automobile Insurance Act).
You need to be aware of both parts of your charge. So, for example, if you have a speeding ticket, you are charged with speeding contrary to the Highway Traffic Act. And the physical act of a police officer handing you the ticket falls under the Provincial Offences Act.
In order to request a trial, defend yourself properly in court, and understand the penalties you face, you need to understand how you were charged under the Provincial Offences Act.