- Step 1FIGHT THE TICKET
If you don't want to fight your ticket or go to court, read this section!
- Step 2REQUEST A TRIAL
We show you what to do. It only takes 15 minutes. How easy is that!
- Step 3PREPARATION
Preparation is the key to success. Do your homework.
- Step 4PRE-TRIAL STRATEGIES
Your trial has been scheduled. Now the fight begins. Here's what you need to do.
- Step 5TRIAL STRATEGIES
What to do, what to say, and what not to say.
How Guilty Are You?
The prosecution must prove beyond a reasonable doubt that you committed the illegal act(s). Earlier, under the disclosure section, we looked for anything that may cast doubt upon your guilt. In other words, anything that breaks the direct link between what the officer or witness observed and your actions. In this section we look at the type of defence you can use based on the offence you committed and the burden of proof to convict you.
In R. v. Sault Ste. Marie, the Supreme Court classified all offences into three categories:
It is important to understand these concepts as it will determine the type of defence you argue. Relax, it's not that hard to understand!