Inquiry:  Hi there, if I’ve received a speeding ticket for 26km over the limit, and decide to go through trial option, how low could the Crown reduce the charge to? I’m hoping for just 15 over and 0 points, is that realistically possible?

Reponse:  It will depend upon the Prosecutor and the Court that you are dealing with, as well as your driving history and the strength/weakness of the case against you.  The first step in every case is to review a disclosure of the evidence against the Defendant to determine whether or not there is a grounds to have the charge(s) dropped.  Only after determining that the Prosecutor actually has a reasonable prospect of winning the case do we look at negotiating to lesser offences.  Unfortunately as a non-represented Defendant, you will be at a disadvantage in that process without a knowledge of the law or the ability to effectively argue in the courtroom.  If you would like to speak with one of our staff regarding your case in more detail, we offer a no-cost initial consultation via our toll-free numbr 1-866-801-8299.

Greg Currie
Office Manager, London