- 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.
Step 4: Pre-Trial Strategies
- The only way to win is to avoid a conviction.
- Find out what evidence they have through disclosure.
- You have constitutional rights they must respect. If they don't, then stop the trial.
When your trial is scheduled you will receive a notice in the mail indicating the charge and the date and time of your trial. The trial will be several months to over a year away. If you need to change your trial date, see Step 2.
The period between receiving your notice of trial and the actual trial is the most important for your defence. The point of why you are fighting your ticket is to avoid a conviction. To do this, you want any one of the following to happen:
- the charge against you is withdrawn; or
- the justice stops the trial from proceeding; or
- you receive a verdict of not guilty.
These are three very different outcomes. But they all mean you avoid a conviction which is the result you want. Each outcome is achieved in different ways but all happen around the time of your trial.
The information in Step 4 explains what you can do before the trial. You want to be in a position to win your case BEFORE it goes to trial. What you do here lays the foundation for the winning outcomes above.