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Cobb Legal is a paralegal advocacy service provider, based out of Toronto (North York), Ontario.
Tim J. Cobb is a licensed paralegal in good standing with the Law Society of Upper Canada, and he is a member of the Ontario Paralegal Association. Tim represents clients with respect to issues relating to traffic tickets, residential tenancies (Landlord Tenant Board) and Human Rights (Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario).
Cobb Legal is proud to serve clients in the Greater Toronto Area, including Scarborough, East York, North York, Etobicoke, Richmond Hill, Vaughan, Markham, Mississauga, Brampton, Oakville, Burlington, Pickering and Ajax, in addition to other areas of southern Ontario.
If you have been charged under Ontario’s Highway Traffic Act, Cobb Legal is here to assist you. It is important that you contact a legal representative immediately as there are strict statutory deadlines to respond to a traffic ticket. Cobb Legal can be reached at 647-932-COBB (2622) or by e-mail at email@example.com.
If you do not respond to a traffic ticket, you will be deemed to admit the charge and you will be found guilty. It is seldom advisable to consider this option.
If you plead guilty, you are effectively denying yourself of your constitutional right to a fair trial and having the prosecutor (the Crown) prove their case against you with evidence that convinces an impartial Justice/Judge that you are guilty beyond reasonable doubt. It is seldom advisable to consider this option. In fact, it doesn’t really matter if you committed the offence; what matters most is that the prosecutor can prove it, beyond reasonable doubt.
If you wish to plead guilty but wish to make submissions, you are effectively not going to be acquitted of the charge because of your submissions. Rather, the submissions are only useful with respect to sentencing. It is seldom advisable to consider this option.
In all cases, it is advisable to contact a legal representative immediately. Cobb Legal will give you options to minimize the damage that your ticket can cause. Remember, it’s not just about paying a fine. In most cases, there can be demerit points attached to your driving record with the Ministry of Transportation, and your insurance premiums can increase by as much as 250%.
The prosecutor probably already has a good case against you, including a credible witness – the police officer(s). You require a legal representative, who knows the substantive and procedural law, advocacy, rules of evidence and your constitutional rights, to put your defence on a level playing field, as much as possible, with the prosecutor’s case.
While this is not an exhaustive list, Cobb Legal can assist you with the following Highway Traffic Act charges, as well as many more Provincial Offences Act charges:
• Backing on highway
• Careless driving
• Cross divided highway
• Crowding driver’s seat
• Drive wrong way
• Driver failing to ensure infant / toddler / child passenger is secured
• Driver failing to properly wear seatbelt
• Driver failing to stop when signalled or requested to stop by police officer
• Driving or operating vehicle on closed highway
• Driving through, around or under railway crossing barrier
• Driving while holding or using hand-held device
• Driving while passenger under 16 fails to occupy position with seatbelt
• Driving while passenger under 16 fails to properly wait seatbelt
• Exceeding speed limit
• Failing to leave one metre while passing bicycle
• Failing to lower headlight beam
• Failing to move into another lane for emergency vehicle or tow truck
• Failing to obey stop sign, signal light, or railway crossing signal
• Failing tot obey directions of police constable
• Failing to obey school crossing stop sign
• Failure to obey sign
• Failing to remain at scene of accident
• Failing to report an accident
• Failing to share road
• Failing to signal
• Failing to slowdown and proceed with caution for emergency vehicle or tow truck
• Failing to stop at nearest curb / edge of roadway for emergency vehicle
• Failing to stop for school bus
• Failing to yield right of way
• Following fire department vehicle too closely
• Following too closely
• Improper driving where highway driving into lanes
• Improper left turn
• Improper opening of vehicle door
• Improper passing
• Improper right turn
• Improper use of high occupancy vehicle lane
• Motor vehicle equipped with or carrying a speed measuring warning device
• Pedestrian crossover
• Prohibited turns
• Racing / Stunt driving
• Towing of persons on toboggans, bicycles, skis, etc.
• Unnecessary slow driving
• Wrong way in one way street or highway