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Office Locations: Forstner Law has offices right near the Oshawa Courthouse on Simcoe St. S. Lawrence regularly makes house calls and occasionally sees clients in his home office in Ajax.
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Lawrence Forstner, Criminal Lawyer in Oshawa, Expert Qualifications and Specialized Training:
Former Crown Attorney; Former Probation & Parole Officer; Ontario Domestic Assault Risk Assessment (ODARA), Sex Offender Risk Assessment, Strategic Initiatives in Community Supervision (STICS), Sex Offender Relapse Prevention, Substance Use / Anger Management Group Leader/ Trainer. ( https://ca.linkedin.com/in/forstnerlaw )
Under the Highway Traffic Act, (HTA) Careless Driving is one of the most serious offences under the Act. It comes with 6 demerit points and can significantly affect the insurance rates you are charged. Most people are so intimidated by these facts that they jump at any offer of reduced charge that the prosecutor offers. They end up pleading guilty to offences like following too closely or failing to turn in safety, not realizing that, effectively, they may have been 'played' by a system that appears to encourage or at least condone overcharging in order to exact a guilty plea to a lesser offence.
Careless driving is in fact very difficult to prove. Forstner Law can look at your case and give you a good sense of whether the charge of Careless Driving is a good fit for what actually happened. If it isn't you should almost never plead guilty to Careless Driving, nor should you necessarily plead guilty to a lesser charge if it is offered by the prosecutor. These days police are encouraged to get accidents off the road as quickly as possible. If they do not draw diagrams, interview witnesses, or do all the other things that constitute an investigation, there is often not enough evidence to prove the case of careless driving.
If you have been charged with Careless Driving, don't panic. A panicking brain is not able to think clearly. Contact Forstner Law in Oshawa at (289) 316-2573. Whether you end up hiring Forstner Law or not, the conversation will give you a good sense of what your options are. Careless driving is overcharged in the Durham Region. Let Lawrence take some of the stress off your shoulders. His consultation is free; his advice may be crucial.
Stunt Driving is equally serious. It is a charge that will look very bad on your driving record. Under the HTA, stunt driving can be charged for many different reasons. It is important to get legal advice as to whether the charge was appropriate. If it was not, Forstner Law can advocate for you to get the charge reduced, or to take the case to trial.
One of the simplest ways that you can be charged is for speeding 50kms or more over the legal limit. The penalties for stunt driving as opposed to getting a speeding ticket for going 50kms over the limit, are vastly more costly. A stunt driving charge comes with a fine of between $2000 and $10 000. Speeding fines are much less. Call Forstner Law in Oshawa if you have been charged with Stunt Driving. A free consultation will help you decide how to proceed.
Drive No Insurance
Under the Regulatory regime of the Compulsory Automobile Insurance Act (CAIA), the minimum penalty for driving without insurance is $5000 - not a charge that you should approach without legal representation. Lawrence Forstner has worked as a provincial prosecutor in the past, as well as being a former crown attorney. He knows how to negotiate fairly for your interests. Call Forstner Law in Oshawa, ON. today for a free consultation. Let Lawrence take some of the weight off your shoulders. Lawrence is a criminal defence lawyer in Oshawa; serious traffic charges merit a lawyer's attention.
In Canada, traffic violations are taken seriously, even if your actions don't result in injury. If you need a traffic charge defence lawyer in Oshawa, ON, turn to Forstner Law.
Don't Wait to Take Action
If you were recently cited for a traffic violation, it’s important that you take legal action as soon as possible. While one traffic infraction may not seem like a big deal, if you’re found guilty of committing such a violation, you may face monetary fines and in some cases, jail time.
Forstner Law represents individuals facing traffic violations and welcomes the opportunity to speak with you about your charges. Even though you may think that you’re dealing with a simple infraction, the reality is that you’re being accused of breaking the law. You should therefore do everything you can to protect yourself from tough legal penalties, and the first step includes obtaining representation. Don't wait to become informed of your legal options following a traffic violation. Call Forstner Law today for more information.
21 Simcoe St. S.
Oshawa, ON. L1H 4G1
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