Many drivers have received a ticket under the Ontario Provincial Offences Act for speeding or failing to stop at a stop sign. A lot of the time, offenders pay the fine and never appear in Court.
However, in some cases, offenders may go to trial on their charges or might end up with hefty fines that they are unable to afford. Having to go through Court proceedings and pay large fines by the prescribed deadline can be very stressful. Under the Provincial Offences Act, the Justice of the Peace has the ability to grant an extension of time for payment, or even reduce the fine. In order to do this, the Justice of the Peace must believe that there are exceptional circumstances that make the fine oppressive or not in the interests of justice.
Have you been charged with an offence under the Provincial Offences Act? Are you worried about having to pay a large fine? You don’t have to go through this process alone. Contact Cassandra at DeMelo Law for a free consultation.