Traffic Tickets and Traffic Violations

Did you receive a traffic ticket? We do not recommend paying it. If you pay it, you are admitting guilt and you will have to pay a fine, your insurance rates may go up, and you could even lose your license. It could cost you thousands of dollars.

The only way you can get out of paying is to dispute the ticket. You will be required to defend yourself in Provincial Court before a judge.

You will need to make legal arguments for why you should not be guilty of the offence. Appeals to emotion and reason will not work. For example, it is not an excuse that you have a clean driving record, or that you made a mistake. You must make legal arguments that prove that you are not guilty of the offence. Legal arguments could include:

  • You didn’t to the thing that you are being accused of (for example, you were not actually speeding, or you did not know you were prohibited from driving)
  • It was not you who did the thing you are accused of (for example, the police misidentified you)
  • You have a compelling defence for why you did the thing you’re accused of (for example, the road was not a “Highway”)

Ultimately, the police officer needs to prove his case against you “beyond a reasonable doubt.” This means that the police officer must prove all the elements of the case against you. If he forgets just one, then you could potentially get off of paying the ticket. You must point out which part of the offence the police officer forgot to prove in order to win.

If you are found guilty, then the penalty will be a fine of up to $2,300 for each offense and may include penalty points. Penalty points will eventually cause you to lose your license. In some cases, it takes only one ticket for an N driver to lose their license. In addition, ICBC will charge you additional premiums, even if you do not insure a vehicle. These premiums can add up to thousands of dollars (see ICBC’s Driver Penalty Point Premiums and Driver Risk Premiums).

The only way you can avoid these penalties is if you go to court and fight your ticket. Do not pay the ticket.

You need a Driving Lawyer who Knows the Law

When you hire a driving lawyer to defend you, your chances of success increase substantially. Knowledge of the law, knowledge of the court process, and experience in successfully dealing with police officers all increase your chances of success.

At ATAC LAW, we know what it takes to obtain a successful outcome in traffic court. We know the law, the procedure, and the negotiation tactics that work. Although we cannot guarantee success in any given case, we can promise you that we will fight for your rights as hard as we can.

If you have received a violation ticket and want to dispute it, or have an upcoming hearing in traffic court, contact us to arrange your initial consultation. ATAC LAW is here for you.

We have experience handling and winning the full range of driving ticket cases, including:

  • Driving while prohibited
  • Excessive speeding
  • Using your cellphone while driving
  • Driving without due care and attention
  • Failing to stop for police, and more.
  • We do not handle parking tickets.

If you have a driving ticket, call  or email us today to schedule your initial consultation. Remember, ATAC has your back!

CALL YOUR DRIVING LAWYER AT 604-558-5431

Successful Cases

Client

Class 7 “N” Driver with multiple tickets:

  • Fail to Display N sign (3)
  • Driving in HOV Lane
  • Fail to Produce Driver’s License
  • Use Electronic Device While Driving
  • Client had been prohibited 3 times before

Challenge

The Superintendent wanted to impose a 3-month prohibition.

Result

ATAC LAW succeeded in getting the client’s prohibition cancelled in its entirety.

Client

Class 7 “N” Driver with one of the most series offences – driving without consideration. This ticket was issued because the client cut off a police car.

Challenge

The client faced a six (6) month prohibition.

Result

ATAC LAW succeeded in getting the prohibition shortened from six months to two months – a reduction of 66%.

Client

Class 5 Driver with multiple serious tickets:

  • Drive Without Consideration
  • Speeding
  • Use Electronic Device While Driving

Challenge

The client was facing a two (2) month prohibition.

Result

ATAC LAW succeeded in getting the client’s prohibition cancelled in its entirety.



Successful Cases

Client

Class 7 “N” Driver with multiple tickets:

  • Fail to Display N sign (3)
  • Driving in HOV Lane
  • Fail to Produce Driver’s License
  • Use Electronic Device While Driving
  • Client had been prohibited 3 times before

Challenge

The Superintendent wanted to impose a 3-month prohibition.

Result

ATAC LAW succeeded in getting the client’s prohibition cancelled in its entirety.

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Client

Class 7 “N” Driver with one of the most series offences – driving without consideration. This ticket was issued because the client cut off a police car.

Challenge

The client faced a six (6) month prohibition.

Result

ATAC LAW succeeded in getting the prohibition shortened from six months to two months – a reduction of 66%.

Client

Class 5 Driver with multiple serious tickets:

  • Drive Without Consideration
  • Speeding
  • Use Electronic Device While Driving

Challenge

The client was facing a two (2) month prohibition.

Result

ATAC LAW succeeded in getting the client’s prohibition cancelled in its entirety.