In my experience they don't look you in the eye and ask you for the record if you`re admitting to it. It was a frank discussion about what they would be willing to do if i plead guilty to save us all the hassle.I always wondered - when you meet the crown in an early resolution meeting, do you admit to the charge when plea bargaining? And if you can't reach a mutually agreeable plea and opt for a trial, can they use what you said against you?
Just remember, this incident is now on file with the police. You may not be so lucky with any future interaction, you dodged a big time bullet.Yeah seems like im gonna go with the 2nd option and just try to reduce it as much as i can.
Oh ok i thought they would be discussing the 160km/h , could be that he forgot to put an R on my ticket.
I always wondered - when you meet the crown in an early resolution meeting, do you admit to the charge when plea bargaining? And if you can't reach a mutually agreeable plea and opt for a trial, can they use what you said against you?
the radar calibration question will made the court laugh. Every tom dick and harry tries that same line of questioning every time.I'm reading this thread with my girlfriend sitting beside me, who is a licensed paralegal. She wants me to let you know that whoever you spoke to didn't exactly provide you with the correct information...until you review the officers notes/disclosure you can't really make a proper determination of the outcome. He's guessing. A good representative will look for any opportunities to debunk the evidence, eg.: when was the radar last calibrated, did he properly document your info, etc.
That's a big ticket, 6 points and a huge fine. You might want to shop around and see what other paralegals have to say about the situation. But definitely have a professional fight it for you, preferably someone who works in the Brampton courts who may be familiar with the prosecutors.
Really? I asked two experienced paralegals about this. They both told me that they have had charges dismissed because of lack of or inaccurate documentation of calibration/testing the device.the radar calibration question will made the court laugh. Every tom dick and harry tries that same line of questioning every time.
"Can", not "would." There is the possibility of it being increased to the original speed, but it's not a guarantee. It's a gamble.Okay so there's 2 plays here:
If who charges you? The charges have already been laid and they are for speeding 49 over.
- Fight it and hope to get a win via a few avenues
- Negotiate with the crown, aim to get the ticket switched to a different charge or lower the speed, either way you'll get a lower fine and points.
If the officer did not indicate 160km in 80 and showed it reduced (with the R) then what he said at the stop doesn't matter going forward. If he wrote R on the ticket and you fought it, then they would jack it up to the noted original speed.