The majority of traffic tickets given in Toronto are exercises in futility and taxation. Toronto has made a name for itself as the city with the most speed traps in North America. The majority of these aren’t out to protect the public: they’re fishing holes.
The internet doesn’t exist to inform. In fact, as I’ve said, the internet is actually really poor at informing on any topic that is popular and the subject of making money. Take traffic tickets, for example. Do that Google search. That particular search is for traffic tickets in Toronto (Ontario, Canada). There are no particularly useful sites about fighting your traffic ticket. There are lots of companies to (possibly) scam you. There are teasing tidbits of information… just enough to make you think that some of them might have a clue between them… but otherwise amazingly information free.
It’s also pretty obvious that they copy each other’s web sites with regularity too — or maybe it is just one overarching organization. The police write the tickets, the retired police fight the tickets — either way they make money.
Well… you heard it hear first. After hours of searching, I came across one site with good information regarding fighting traffic tickets in Ontario. The site not only covers the legal bits you need to know, but it also covers the chances of various outcomes for each different strategy. It covers facts like neither the prosecutor nor the judge are legally trained. It covers how you do discovery and how important that is.
I won’t say that the retired cops are not good at what they do. There are a number of organizations that will fight traffic tickets for you in Toronto. I have hired one to fight one of my tickets and I will be fighting another by myself. More updates on that as they come, I suppose.