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A traffic ticket can cause fines, demerit points, suspension of your driving privileges and even jail. We assist with all traffic tickets and motor vehicle related charges issued under the Highway Traffic Act, Compulsory Automobile Insurance Act, Liquor Licence Act or Criminal Code of Canada in the Province of Ontario, Quebec and in the state of New York. Mass Tsang LLP is a leading traffic tickets lawyer firm that is focused on getting you the justice you deserve.

Have you received a Speeding Ticket? Been charged with Careless Driving and are worried about it ruining your driving record and increasing your insurance rates? At Mass Tsang LLP, we have the knowledge to defend your case! Call us at 416-781-1148 and you will have one of the best traffic lawyers in Toronto working with you to fight your ticket.

How traffic tickets can affect you

Traffic ticket violations under the Highway Traffic Act, Compulsory Automobile Insurance Act or Liquor Licence Act; stay on your Ministry of Transportation driving record for three years and demerit points are accumulated for two years. Insurance companies keep this information usually for five years. Police officers can obtain your complete driving record and criminal history from the day you receive your driver’s licence.Read More…

Traffic Tickets are divided into three classifications: minor, major and serious convictions. All classifications, regardless of demerit points affect your insurance rate.Here are a list of the ticket classifications and the various types of minor, major, serious, and criminal convictions that will affect your insurance rate:Minor Tickets

  • Crowding Driver’s Seat
  • Defective Brakes
  • Driver’s License Violations
  • Failing To Share The Road
  • Failing To Signal
  • Failure To Use Seatbelts
  • Failing To Yield
  • Failing To Yield To A Pedestrian
  • Failure To Surrender Your License
  • Failure To Produce Evidence Of Insurance
  • Failure To Produce Or Carry Insurance Card
  • Following Too Closely
  • Headlight Offenses
  • Improper Driving In A Bus Lane
  • Improper Lane Change
  • Improper Opening Of Door
  • Improper Passing
  • Improper Towing
  • Improper Turn
  • Improper Use Of Divided Highway
  • Insecure Load
  • Obstructing Traffic
  • Overloading
  • Use Of Radar Warning Device
  • Improper Railway Crossing
  • Speeding
  • Stop Sign Infraction
  • Traffic Light Infraction
  • Trailer Passenger
  • Unnecessary Noise
  • Unnecessary Slow Driving
  • Unsafe Move
  • Unsafe Or Prohibited Turn
  • Unsafe Vehicle
  • View Obstructed
  • Wrong Way On One Way
  • Obstruction Of View
  • Obstruction Of License Plate
  • Driving without an up to date Inspection Sticker
    Major Tickets
  • Speeding 60 mph over posted speed limit (or set limit in your province)
  • Failing To Report An Accident
  • Failure To Report Damage To Highway Property
  • All Insurance Offenses
  • False Statement Of Insurance
  • Operating Motor Vehicle With No Insurance
  • Driving With No Insurance
  • Produce False Evidence
  • Driving In Contravention Of Restrictions
  • School Zone, Improper Passing Zone
  • School Bus, Improper Passing, Fail To Stop
  • Speeding in a construction zone is double the fines and points
    Serious & Criminal Charges
  • Driving Impaired, Blood Alcohol Over .08 (or set limit in your province)
  • Careless Driving; Undue Care Or Attention
  • Criminal Negligence
  • Dangerous Driving
  • Driving While Under Suspension
  • Failing To Obey Police
  • Failing To Remain At An Accident Scene
  • Motor Manslaughter
  • Racing
  • Refuse Breathalyzer
  • Stunting / Racing
  • All Serious Convictions; Can Be Unspecified

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Advice on how to fight a ticket

You can fight tickets through proving that the police officer was incorrect in giving you a ticket.

This can happen through misunderstanding of the Ontario Highway Traffic Act (HTA), this document is very detailed and is easy to misinterpret.

Knowledge of this document will allow you to fight any ticket and will provide valid proof if you are in the right.

We suggest you consult with our Traffic lawyers in Toronto because we have intricate knowledge of this document which could be used as a great tool in challenging traffic tickets.

As you accumulate demerits you have an increased chance of losing your license, in Ontario the effect of the points are as follows:

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Points

What happens

Licensed Drivers

6 to 8 Warning letter
9 to 14 Meet with Ministry of Transportation and give reasons why your license shouldn’t be suspended
15 Automatic 30 day suspension

Novice Drivers (M1, M2, G1, G2)

2 to 5 Warning letter
6 to 8 Meet with Ministry of Transportation and give reasons why your license shouldn’t be suspended
9 Automatic 30 day suspension

Demerit Points and how demerit points work

You do not “lose” demerit points on your driving record. You start with zero points and gain points for being convicted of breaking certain traffic laws.
Demerit points stay on your record for two years from the date of the offence. If you accumulate too many demerit points, your driver’s licence could be suspended.Read More…

Demerit Points

Offence Section

Points

Offence

Section 200 of the Highway Traffic Act

7

Failing to remain at scene of accident
Section 216 of the Highway Traffic Act, except where a suspension order is made under subsection 216 (3)

7

Driver failing to stop when signalled or requested to stop by a police officer
Subsections 175 (11) and (12) of the Highway Traffic Act

6

Failing to stop for school bus
Section 130 of the Highway Traffic Act

6

Careless driving
Section 172 of the Highway Traffic Act

6

Racing
Speeding: Section 128 of the Highway Traffic Act; subsection 13 (3) of Regulation 829 of the Revised Regulations of Ontario, 1990; any provision of the National Capital Commission Traffic and Property Regulations CRC 1978, c. 1044 made under the National Capital Act(Canada) fixing maximum rates of speed and any municipal by-law fixing maximum rates of speed where the rate of speed is exceeded by:
(a) 50 km/h or more

6

Exceeding speed limit by 50 km/h or more
(b) 30 km/h or more and less than 50 km/h

4

Exceeding speed limit by 30 to 49 km/h
(c) More than 15 km/h and less than 30 km/h

3

Exceeding speed limit by 16 to 29 km/h
Subsections 174 (1) and (2) of the Highway Traffic Act

5

Driver of public vehicle or school bus failing to stop at railway crossings
Section 158 of the Highway Traffic Act

4

Following too closely
Section 164 of the Highway Traffic Act

3

Driving through, around or under railway crossing barrier
Subsections 135 (2) and (3), clause 136 (1) (b), subsection 136 (2), subsection 138 (1), subsection 139 (1), subsection 141 (5) and subsections 144 (7), (8) and (21) of the Highway Traffic Act

3

Failing to yield right of way
Clause 136 (1) (a), subsections 144 (14), (15), (16), (17), (18) and (21), subsections 146 (3) and (4) and section 163 of the Highway Traffic Act, any municipal by-law requiring a driver to stop for a stop sign or signal light, and the National Capital Commission Traffic and Property Regulations CRC 1978, c. 1044 made under the National Capital Act(Canada) requiring a driver to stop for a stop sign

3

Failing to obey a stop sign, signal light or railway crossing signal
Subsection 134 (1) of the Highway Traffic Act

3

Failing to obey directions of police constable
Subsection 134 (3) of the Highway Traffic Act

3

Driving or operating a vehicle on a closed highway
Subsections 199 (1) and (1.1) of the Highway Traffic Act

3

Failing to report an accident
Subsection 148 (8), sections 149, 150 and 166 of the Highway Traffic Act

3

Improper passing
Section 154 of the Highway Traffic Act

3

Improper driving where highway divided into lanes
Section 162 of the Highway Traffic Act

3

Crowding driver’s seat
Clause 156 (1) (a) of the Highway Traffic Act

3

Drive wrong way – divided highway
Clause 156 (1) (b) of the Highway Traffic Act

3

Cross divided highway – no proper crossing provided
Section 153 of the Highway Traffic Act

3

Wrong way in one way street or highway
Subsections 140 (1), (2) and (3) of the Highway Traffic Act

3

Pedestrian crossover
Subsection 159.1 (1) of the Highway Traffic Act

3

Failing to slow down and proceed with caution when approaching stopped emergency vehicle
Subsection 159.1 (2) of the Highway Traffic Act

3

Failing to move into another lane when approaching stopped emergency vehicle – if safe to do [so]
Subsection 79 (2) of the Highway Traffic Act

3

Motor vehicle equipped with or carrying a speed measuring warning device
Subsection 154.1 (3) of the Highway Traffic Act

3

Improper use of high occupancy vehicle lane
Subsection 146.1 (3) of the Highway Traffic Act

3

Failing to obey traffic control stop sign
Subsection 146.1 (4) of the Highway Traffic Act

3

Failing to obey traffic control slow sign
Subsection 176 (3) of the Highway Traffic Act

3

Failing to obey school crossing stop sign
Subsection 157 (1) of the Highway Traffic Act

2

Backing on highway
Subsections 148 (1), (2), (4), (5), (6) and (7) of theHighway Traffic Act

2

Failing to share road
Subsections 141 (2) and (3) of the Highway Traffic Act

2

Improper right turn
Subsections 141 (6) and (7) of the Highway Traffic Act

2

Improper left turn
Subsections 142 (1), (2) and (8) of the Highway Traffic Act

2

Failing to signal
Section 132 of the Highway Traffic Act

2

Unnecessary slow driving
Section 168 of the Highway Traffic Act

2

Failing to lower headlamp beam
Section 165 of the Highway Traffic Act

2

Improper opening of vehicle door
Section 143 and subsection 144 (9) of the Highway Traffic Act and any municipal by-law prohibiting turns

2

Prohibited turns
Section 160 of the Highway Traffic Act

2

Towing of persons on toboggans, bicycles, skis, etc., prohibited
Subsection 182 (2) of the Highway Traffic Act

2

Failing to obey signs prescribed by regulation under subsection 182 (1)
Subsection 106 (2) of the Highway Traffic Act

2

Driver failing to properly wear seat belt
Subclause 106 (4) (a) (i) of the Highway Traffic Act

2

Driving while passenger under 16 fails to occupy position with seat belt
Subclause 106 (4) (a) (ii) of the Highway Traffic Act

2

Driving while passenger under 16 fails to properly wear seat belt
Subsection 8 (2) of Regulation 613 of the Revised Regulations of Ontario, 1990

2

Driver failing to ensure infant passenger is secured as prescribed
Subsection 8 (3) of Regulation 613 of the Revised Regulations of Ontario, 1990

2

Driver failing to ensure toddler passenger is secured as prescribed
Subsection 8 (4) of Regulation 613 of the Revised Regulations of Ontario, 1990

2

Driver failing to ensure child passenger is secured as prescribed

How our traffic ticket lawyer can help you

We are devoted to helping you beat traffic tickets. Our traffic lawyers in Toronto will take the stress out of fighting traffic tickets. We will handle all the hard work on for you including: Filing the ticket with the court, obtaining a court date, requesting and reviewing disclosure (evidence of the officers and other witnesses), building a defence strategy, preparing for trial and fighting the ticket in court. Our traffic lawyers in Toronto have the knowledge and experience needed to fight your traffic ticket. Call today at 416-781-1148 and our professional team of traffic tickets lawyers will ensure to save you time, money and the stress which might be associated with your traffic ticket.

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