Frequently Asked Questions
You can plead not guilty by responding to the form that was given to you with the ticket. You do not have to give justifications and it is even risky to do so because it could be used against you.
It is recommended that you write "I request disclosure of proof" on the form to obtain the proof against you in the file. This will facilitate the process later. You can transfer it to our representatives to read it when opening the file.
Make a copy of the form, send it to be received within 30 days of its issuance and wait for the Court's notice informing you of the time and place of your hearing.
A ticket relating to parking may be contested by responding to the notice left on the windshield of your car. The section to complete allows you to check "guilty" or "not guilty", giving your explanations and sending it all to the municipal court concerned. Then you may have to justify yourself to a judge.
Although we would be pleased to assist you, we do not contest parking tickets for clients. From your point of view, considering the amount involved, it is better to answer for yourself than to mandate a lawyer.
Court fees are determined by regulation and indexed annually. If you are convicted by the judge after contesting, these costs are added to the fine:
These fees can be negotiated by the SOS Ticket lawyers. You can find the list of our packages on the page www.sosticket.ca/en/services
A ticket needs to be contested with the provided form, in paper. The contest to a ticket, respond the notice given by the agent, where you have the option to declare that you are not guilty. Then the help of a legal advisor, as we offer to SOS Ticket, becomes useful. If you prefer to represent yourself alone to plead your case, this is possible. You will receive your court date and you will appear before the judge to give your arguments.
By calling us, we can take charge of your case, analyze your driving record and your offense and discuss with you the best options. Our years of experience and ongoing research allow us to look for results that make the difference on your license. Contact us, it's free and confidential.
It is worthwhile to contest a ticket only when there is a valid reason to believe that the law has not been respected, that the techniques used by the police officer are not in accordance with the law, or that you simply did not commit the offense for which you are charged. It is not every ticket that can be contested, and we do not encourage to do so unless the circumstances are appropriate. For example, the legal costs must be worth it in relation to the points and the fine that are at stake. Call us to find out more about your particular situation, it will be our pleasure to direct you.
Is it necessary to provide an explanation at the specified area on the ticket when pleading not guilty?
You do not have to give justifications and it is even risky to do so because it could be used against you.
It is impossible to guarantee results. In general, in front of the legal system, since we are dealing with the law and its interpretation, the results cannot be guaranteed.
Is it possible to automatically successfully contest a ticket if I go to court while the police officer does not show up?
No! The prosecutor is the Crown. The police officer only writes the report, and this report has the same value as if the police officer repeated the same thing in court. You can request that the police officer be present, but it is not usually not recommended to do so as you may be ordered to pay additional fees if the judge decides it was not necessary
After you plead not guilty, you will receive (perhaps several months later) a "Notice of Hearing" giving you the date, time and place of your trial in court. If you want to be represented by a lawyer who has already contested several tickets, you can call SOS Ticket and we will represent you: 514-448-4911
The cost of the fine is only one of the consequences of the ticket, and often the most temporary. You will lose your points, and potentially even your license, your insurance will increase and the renewal fees of your driver's license may also increase. It is therefore important in certain cases to plead not guilty and to contest. Our lawyers will only take the necessary means to defend you at a fair and proportionate price
You can plead not guilty by answering the form that was given to you with the statement. You are not obliged to give justifications and it is even risky to do so because it could be used against you.
It is recommended to write the mention "I request the disclosure of the proof" in the form in order to obtain the proof against you in the file. This will facilitate the process later. You will be able to transfer it all to our representatives at the opening of the file.
Make a copy of the form, send it so that it is received within 30 days of its issuance and wait the notice from the Court informing you of the time and place of your hearing.
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Payment through our website is secure and is done with the renowned Stripe technology. You can make your payment online with peace of mind. If you prefer to do so over the phone, call us at 514-448-4911 and we will take your payment over the phone. It is also possible to show up in person at our office at 204 rue Notre-Dame Ouest, à Montréal, bureau 350.
You can pay online on their website with a credit card.
f you wish to use other methods of payment, depending on your file, you must go to a municipal court service counter, a borough office or a financial institution
The payment of tickets can be done online on the website of the city:
Le paiement des contraventions peut se faire en ligne sur le site web de la ville :
You can request a copy at the Bureau des infractions et amendes by filling and sending the following form:
It is possible to find it by calling the appropriate municipal court and giving: your name, address and date of birth.
My driver's license was suspended due to the accumulation of demerit points, am I eligible for a restricted license?
Driving has to be necessary for the execution of your work, to qualify for the restricted license. For example, a pizza delivery person would be eligible.
Two years from the time you plead guilty to the offenses. However, for excessive speeding, registration remains for 10 years from that time.