There may be two fines on your traffic ticket that was issued
Published by Ontario Traffic Ticket and Points on 14th May, 2021
If you have received a traffic ticket in Ontario, you may notice two amounts on the ticket slip. One amount would be the set fine that you need to pay and the other is the total payable. The total payable amount comprises of the set fine, municipal court costs and the victim fee surcharge.
To understand all the fines you may have to pay and what you can do further after receiving a traffic ticket in Ontario, contact a legal professional or consultant for more information. They can help with you provincial offences questions that you may have.
For ticket-able offences, the set fine that is printed on the traffic ticket is the amount that is ordered by the Chief Judge or the Regional Senior Justice of the Ontario Court of Justice. They set the amount payable by the person who is ticketed so that this can be paid instead of them going to the provincial court to challenge the ticket.
The victim fine surcharge is an added cost to the traffic ticket that is set by the provincial government to every fine that is not parking-related. You can contact us at Ontario Traffic Ticket and points to find out about more information.
This is allowed under the Provincial Offences Act and is deposited into a special fund to help victims of crime. Victims of crime can make applications to the court for monetary relief in certain situations.
The victim fine surcharge on the traffic ticket is usually 20 percent of the imposed fine. It should be noted that this surcharge is only added to your fine if there was a victim involved when you were fined by the provincial police.
Once more, ignoring the ticket can result in a conviction if it is not a parking infraction ticket. You should consult with a legal professional to discuss how to deal with your Ontario Traffic Ticket.
Not paying your fine within the time or failing to challenge it and simply ignoring it can result in one of more of the following:
- The Ontario Ministry of Transportation could refuse to issue or validate your vehicle permit if you failed to pay the fine on a parking ticket
- Your could have your driver’s license suspended
- You can be charged with an additional administrative fee
- A collection agency could be contacted to deal with your defaulted fine
- A credit bureau will be given information on your failure to pay your fine that may directly reflect your credit score
For help with your Ontario traffic ticket and to discuss your points, contact us today for assistance or further information.