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For the best defense to your traffic tickets call SW Legal Services (Call 905-235-4567 for details)

Did you know that driving convictions stay on your driver’s record for life?

Can you afford to pay double or triple your current insurance rate for the next 5 – 7 years?

You need a strong Defense by a strong litigation firm such as SW Legal Services PC with over 20 years litigation experience to protect your rights!

SW Legal Services PC is a strong litigation firm with a winning formula. Our paralegals have a strong desire to win, we go to court as many times as it takes, raise every possible legal issue to protect your rights and win!

We fight all serious offences;

  • Stunt Driving
  • Racing
  • Drive with Handheld Device
  • Drive While Under Suspension
  • Drive Motor Vehicle Without Insurance
  • Careless Driving
  • Red light Fail to Stop
  • Speeding
  • Appeals of All Convictions
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As drivers we rely on our license to support family, get to work, and our personal mobility. If you are facing an traffic ticket it may cost you hundreds to thousands of dollars in fines, insurance costs and possible demerit points, you need the experienced representation of SW Legal Services PC to ensure you protect your record and keep your license.

SW Legal Services PC is the choice of many top personal injury lawyers in Ontario to fight charges for their clients when a win is a must!

Our clients are our best advertising with over 90% referral rate – our happy clients can’t stop telling their friends and family to get the best defence available!

Hear what our clients are saying about us

When my previous representative lost my trial I couldn’t believe I was sentenced to 7 days in jail. (SW Legal Services) appealed my case and got me out of jail and reduced the charges, I didn’t even lose my license.

J.M. Scarborough

Thank you for having my speeding ticket dismissed again!

P. S. Ajax

Amazing every time, it’s the third time you’ve gotten my ticket withdrawn!

M. J. Barrie

When I saw Peter in court I was confident to go ahead with the trial. I can see why I was recommended to you!

L. R. Toronto

The SW Advantage

SW Legal Services PC has the experience of litigating thousands of trials in various areas of the Provincial Offences Act. We are often called upon by other firms to litigate their trials. Tough trials need a tough technical defence team, and we have the experience to create a winning formula.

SW Legal Services PC has a winning track record earned through aggressively litigating on behalf of our clients. Preparation of cases is the foundation of a good technical defence.

If you’ve been in an accident call SW Legal Service PC 905-235-4567

Accidents raise serious issues of liability and the possibility of increased penalties at trial. SW Legal Services PC has skilled representatives who can aggressively formulate a defense for you. In an at fault accident a good technical defense in your traffic ticket trial may make a difference in your fault determination if you find yourself being sued civilly. Find out why top injury lawyers call upon SW Legal Services PC when they must win!

SW Legal Services PC regularly appears before the Traffic Ticket Provincial Offences Courts in York Region, Newmarket, Richmond Hill, Toronto, Aurora, Brampton, Mississauga, and Durham.

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Your Rights

If you’re facing a traffic offence, you have the same rights under the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms as anyone charged with a severe criminal offence. Ensure you get the best technical defence by choosing SW Legal Services PC.

SW Legal Services PC regularly serves clients who have received traffic tickets in the GTA, Toronto, York Region, Aurora, Newmarket, Richmond Hill, Brampton, Mississauga, Durham and surrounding areas.

For top traffic ticket defence call 905-235-4567

Points System

Drivers convicted of certain driving-related offences have demerit points recorded on their records. It is a common misconception that drivers “lose” points due to convictions for certain traffic offences. In fact, a driver begins with zero demerit points and accumulates demerit points for convictions. Demerit points stay on your record for two years from the offence date. If you collect enough points, your drivers license could be suspended, or revoked.

SW Legal Services regularly serves clients who have received traffic tickets in the GTA, Toronto, York Region, Aurora, Newmarket, Richmond Hill, Brampton, Mississauga, Durham and surrounding areas.

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Below is a table outlining the demerit point penalties for driving offences:

Offences Highway Traffic Act Section Demerit Points
Failing to remain at scene of accident Section 200 7
Driver failing to stop when signaled or requested to stop by a police officer Section 216 except where a suspension order is made under subsection 216 (3) 7
Racing & Stunt Driving Section 172 7
Careless driving Section 130 6
Speeding 50 over Section 128 6
Exceeding speed limit by 30 to 49 km/h Section 128 (b) 30 km/h or more and less than 50 km/h 4
Exceeding speed limit by 16 to 29 km/h Section 128 (c) more than 15 km/h and less than 30 km/h 3
Driver of public vehicle or school bus failing to stop at railway crossings Section 174 (1) and (2) 5
Driving through, around or under railway crossing barrier Section 164 3
Failing to yield right of way Section 135 (2) and (3)
Section 136 (1) (b) 136 (2)
Section 138 (1)
Section 139 (1)
Section 141 (5)
Section 144 (7), (8) and (21)
Failing to obey a stop sign, signal light or railway crossing signal Section 136 (1) (a)
Section 144 (14), (15), (16), (17), (18) and (21)
Section 146 (3) and (4)
Section 163 Any municipal by-law requiring a driver to stop for a stop sign or signal light.
Failing to obey directions of police constable Section 134 (1) 3
Driving or operating a vehicle on a closed highway Section 134 (3) 3
Failing to report an accident Sections 199 (1) and (1.1) 3
Improper passing Section 148 (8)
Section 149
Section 150
Section 166
Improper driving where highway divided into lanes Section 154 3
Failing to stop for school bus Sections 175 (11) and (12) 6
Following too closely Section 158 4
Crowding driver’s seat Section 162 3
Drive wrong way – divided highway Clause 156 (1) (a) 3
Cross divided highway – no proper crossing provided Clause 156 (1) (b) 3
Wrong way in one way street or highway Section 153 3
Backing on highway Section 157 (1) 2
Pedestrian crossover Sections 140 (1), (2) and (3) t 3
Failing to share road Sections 148 (1), (2), (4), (5), (6) and (7) 2
Improper right turn Sections 141 (2) and (3) 2
Improper left turn Sections 141 (6) and (7) 2
Failing to signal Sections 142 (1), (2) and (8) 2
Unnecessary slow driving Section 132 2
Failing to lower headlamp beam Section 168 2
Improper opening of vehicle door Section 165 2
Prohibited turns Section 143 and
Section 144 (9) Any municipal by-law prohibiting turns
Towing of persons on toboggans, bicycles, skis, etc., prohibited Section 160 2
Failing to obey signs prescribed by regulation under subsection 182 (1) Section 182 (2) 2
Driver failing to wear complete seat belt assembly Section 106 (3) 2
Driver failing to ensure passenger under 16 years wears complete seat belt assembly Section 106 (6) 2
Driver failing to ensure infant passenger is secured as prescribed Section 8 (2) of Regulation 613 2
Driver failing to ensure toddler passenger is secured as prescribed Section 8 (3) of Regulation 613 2
Driver failing to ensure child passenger is secured as prescribed Section 8 (4) of Regulation 613 2
Failing to slow down and proceed with caution when approaching stopped emergency vehicle Section 159.1 (1) 3
Failing to move into another lane when approaching stopped emergency vehicle – if safe to do Section 159.1 (2) 3
Motor vehicle equipped with or carrying a speed measuring warning device Section 79 (2) 3
Improper use of high occupancy vehicle lane Section 154.1 (3) 3
Failing to obey traffic control stop sign Section 146.1 (3) 3
Failing to obey traffic control slow sign Section 146.1 (4) 3
Failing to obey school crossing stop sign Section 176 (3) 3
Drive with Handheld Devices Section 78.1 (1) 3

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Municipal By-Laws, Ontario Fire Code, and Regulatory Boards

In Ontario, municipalities and Regulatory boards have been granted the power to oversee niche areas of law, such as by-laws, liquor licenses, fire codes, building codes, and business licensing. Municipal by-laws and regulatory boards such as the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario are enforced under the Provincial Offences Act, and carry monetary penalties that range from fines of $500 – $150 000, plus possible imprisonment. Penalties may also include closure orders and various other terms of probation upon conviction.

If you or your business has been served with either an Offence Notice or Summons, you need legal advice so you understand the implications a conviction or order will have on yourself or your business. Future civil liability can often be affected by convictions on current charges. Most businesses can’t afford to be closed or lose their liquor license for a week or even a few days under court or board order. It’s important that you understand your rights and obligations before you enter the hearing to answer for either yourself or company. SW Legal Services PC has the skills and experience to protect your rights, and aggressively defend against the prosecution.

Contractors, builders and home owners can be served with a Stop Work order if you fail to obtain a building permit or build outside of the scope of your permit. This can delay your build and cost you thousands in fines and cause costly delays. Defying a Stop Work Order carries a fine of $1,000.00 – $10,000.00 per day if you breach the order. Understand your rights, get the best available representation.

SW Legal Services PC regularly appears before provincial courts, regulatory boards and agencies in the areas of York Region, Richmond Hill, Newmarket, Aurora, Toronto, the GTA, Mississauga, Brampton and Durham.

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