Traffic Ticket Advocates have been fighting Handheld tickets successfully in the Newmarket, Richmond Hill, Markham, Aurora, Vaughan, the GTA and surrounding areas for over 25 years.
Drivers should never allow themselves to be distracted by technology while driving. In fact, it is a very serious offence to be in a moving vehicle while using a hand-held device. A driver’s best option is to always go hands free or stay off their device while the vehicle is running. However, if a driver is caught and given a ticket, their next step should be to call our paralegal team at Traffic Ticket Advocates. Speak to us and see why we have had so many satisfied clients.
With our expertise on how to handle tickets resulting from driving with a handheld device, we are often successful in reducing both the monetary fines as well as the possibility of receiving demerit points. Each situation will vary the results, call us today to speak to a representative from Traffic Ticket Advocates to find out your options.
Our team at Traffic Ticket Advocates knows how to deal with navigating through the court system if a driver opts to contest the ticket. We will work with drivers to get them the best results possible.
Contact us for more information on what we can do to resolve your handheld ticket issues. Studies show that drivers who are distracted by texting or speaking on their phone are much more likely to be involved in an accident. Don’t let a few seconds of distraction impact the rest of your life.
Handheld – Section 78.1 of Highway Traffic Act
- No driver shall drive a motor vehicle on a highway while holding or touching a handheld wireless device.
- As of September 1st, 2015, If caught doing so you will receive a minimum $300 fine to a maximum $1000 as well as a 3 demerit points
- Change to the Novice driver licence holders will include a 30 day suspension on first offence, under the new legislation.
All convictions will stay on your driving record for 3 years and could affect your insurance rating.
Once retained, we will file your ticket. In 2-4 months a trial date will be set and we will order the evidence of the case from the charging officer. We will review this evidence with you and discuss all the reasonable options. These options range from running a trial and challenging the officers evidence and pushing for a withdraw, or we can negotiate a reasonable resolution with the crown to reduce your demerit points and fine.