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Here are some facts to think about Medical Drivers’ License Suspensions, as provided by the Ontario Ombudsman’s report, “Better Safe Than Sorry“. source:  http://www.ombudsman.on.ca/Files/sitemedia/pdf/MTO-Fact-sheet-EN.pdf 51,000 The number of medical or vision reports on drivers the Ministry of Transportation received from Doctors, Opticians, Ophthalmologists, and police in 2011 27,203 The number of drivers suspended for medical/vision […]

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Administrative Driver’s License Suspensions (ADLS) can occur upon the recommendation of a doctor or optometrist.  Sections 203 and 204 of the Highway Traffic Act puts a requirement on medical practitioners and optometrists to report to the Ministry of Transportation any condition that would make it dangerous for a person to operate a motor vehicle.  These […]

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There are some kinds of license suspensions that can be resolved without a Paralegal.  The most common of these is when you default on paying a fine.  The Province of Ontario can suspend your license if the following applies to you: Suspensions for Criminal Code convictions Suspensions for Highway Traffic Act convictions Administrative Driver’s License […]

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When Wiarton Willie woke up this morning, he didn’t see his shadow.  Early Spring!  Yes! When the Nottawasaga Police Services Board woke up last week, it saw in it’s shadow Photo-Radar.  What!?!? I read this article from the Barrie Advance’s Simcoe.com website. The last time Photo-Radar was on Ontario’s highways was almost 20 years ago […]

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As you can see from my re-Tweets from this week (November 26-29), bus drivers have been in the hot seat.  I can sympathize with them; I hold a bus driver’s license, too. For professional drivers such as those who drive buses, they have to protect their licenses by seeking legal advice as soon as possible […]

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I was at the appeal of R. v. Vellone in beautiful Courtroom 2 at Osgoode Hall yesterday. Very interesting discussion by Counsel all around. Background Mr. Vellone was charged with speeding 3 years ago, filed a Notice of Intention to Appear, and received a notice of trial.  On the trial date, the temperature of the […]

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I agree with you.  It is hard to justify. The true costs of going through the trouble of fighting a traffic ticket on your own are, however, hidden. Time Time is the biggest factor in assessing which way to go in dealing with your traffic ticket.  A lot of that will be waiting in lines, […]

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It happens. A snow storm.  A traffic accident.  Can’t find parking close to the court.  Sometimes, despite our best efforts, the gods conspire against us and prevent us from travelling from Point A to Point B on time.   Then you rush into court to find out that your matter has already been judged without you […]

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