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How Can a Paralegal from The Ticket Clinic Help You?

The Ticket Clinic is a division of Aitken Robertson Professional Corporation that is dedicated strictly to fighting provincial offences as governed by the Provincial Offences Act in Ontario. There are an incredible number of provincial offences – each created by a vast and ever growing series of statutes given power by the provincial government. The most common statute is the Highway Traffic Act (HTA for short). The HTA is one of the longest provincial statutes we have in Ontario as it deals with every day matters relating to the safe practices of driving. Offences such as “careless driving,” “speeding,” “stunt driving or racing,” “driving with no insurance” and anything else you can think of that can happen while you are in a car, are all governed by the Highway Traffic Act. If you have a car, regardless of how safe a driver you are, there is a probable chance that at some time in your life you will come into conflict with the HTA.

You may be asking yourself “what is The Ticket Clinic?” The Ticket Clinic, as previously mentioned, is a division of Aitken Robertson Professional Corporation. But instead of dealing with individuals who have committed criminal offences, the knowledgeable and skilled paralegals at The Ticket Clinic have dedicated themselves to dealing specifically with matters concerning the Highway Traffic Act and other provincial statutes. Our paralegals have taken extensive training relating to how to defend your provincial offences charge(s).

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Misconceptions About Provincial Offences

There are some misconceptions when it comes to the POA (Provincial Offences Act). One is that often enough, people who are convicted of a provincial offence believe that they now have a criminal record. This, however, is not the case. If you are convicted under any statute given power by the Provincial Offences Act, you DO NOT have a criminal record. Where does this misconception come from? The answer lies in the fact that there are some penalties imposed by a Justice of the Piece that may see an individual incarcerated in prison for a period of time. This leads to our next misconception.

Clients often ask “can go to jail for a provincial offence?” The answer to this question is that yes, in fact, you can be incarcerated for offences such as “careless driving (Part III)” or “drive suspended” under the Highway Traffic Act. Not to mention, there are many statutes that also possess imprisonment as penalties for offences such as “careless use of a firearm” under the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Act, 1997.

One last misconception, and another reason to hire a paralegal from The Ticket Clinic, is in dealing with a Highway Traffic Act dispute, individuals charged under the act feel that they can try to negotiate with the Justice of the Peace as to the prevention of suspending or awarding demerit points to your licence. The courts do not have power over these particular components of a POA matter as the Ministry of Transportation is responsible for anything relating to your driver’s licence and for the demerit point system and suspension of your licence on account of charges under the HTA.

By choosing a licenced paralegal from The Ticket Clinic to represent you and fight your provincial offence, they will exhaust all possible defence options, meet and negotiate with the provincial prosecutor in an attempt to get your current charge(s) reduced to something with less of a penalty (primarily: set fine) and represent you at trial if that is your chosen course of action.

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Some of Our Google Reviews

I had my first trouble with law couple of months and we found Edmund Chang. He helped me through all the process professionally moreover, he really cares about my best interest, he will check if I comfortable with all decisions we were going to make and if not, he will not push it. Other things that really stand out, he is approachable as well as responsive to follow up. In the end, we settled the case and I can move more
Krystal Stacy
17:19 15 Jun 18
I was charged with over 0.80 and Impaired Driving charges. I didn't think I had any chance, but Justin Marchant managed to get me out with a careless driving charge. Thanks to him, I don't have a criminal record!!! Very friendly, sharp, professional, and dedicated individual. He did a great job prepping me for the trial, and prepping for the case. I highly recommend this firm, as if it wasn't for them, I'm not sure what would have happened to my life. I made a nasty mistake, one which I will never ever make again. Some lessons have a big price to be more
Sean Jamali
15:20 07 Jun 18
Recently I was charged with over .80, Justin Marchand help me WIN this charge, from the moment I contacted him, he was very professional and upfront, He always responded to my calls and answered all my questions, He prepared me really well before trial. I would 100% recommend him and his team, Job Well done… “Sometimes good people make mistakes”read more
17:16 07 Jun 18
Mr. Marchand is an amazing lawyer. He is very personable and professional. My case was a very long and drawn out case, but Mr. Marchand always kept up with everything and I was always well informed. I really appreciated that he would take the time to fully explain his thought process/strategy and was never condescending. Even though this was a stressful time, Mr. Marchand made it a great experience and took care of more
Rochelle Jenifer
17:30 15 Jun 18
Once again amazing ! I am writing this review as I always refer my friends to this firm. THEY ARE THE BEST ! My friend was pulled over at the us border on a random check and in turn got charged with a refusal. My friend did not know that refusing to take a breathalyzer was a criminal offence. In fact as soon as he realized it he asked the officers to take it but they refused him. In turn he was charged with a refusal. Aitken Robertson specializes in DUI and cases such as this.. so it was an immediate call to them that i put in for him. Right then and there they took over. As usual, they offered a payment plan and of course they took care of everything all the pre-trial meetings etc. Justin was the laywer for him and not only is he the MOST thorough he is the most out for justice. He found the errors that the officers made and he used it to my friends advantage. He went above and beyond to find the best resolution with the crown. He went above and beyond to give my friend all his options. And the best part is that NO CRIMINAL CHARGES. It was reduced basically down to a speeding ticket as a result of Justins hard work. The whole firm is stellar. They take time to go through your disclosure to confirm any and all details are correct.The justice system is a corrupted one and im thankful these lawyers know how to find a way to help us through that. Justin once again did an amazing job. Susan at the firm is great she helps out with payment plans etc. Brenda is great. Robert of course its just a great team of laywers. Do not go anywhere else ! I will recommend them time and time more
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