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Can I really get out of a parking ticket by applying for a court date?

With our city short on courtrooms and judges, $30 parking tickets aren’t exactly a priority, so, yes, fighting a ticket will probably make it go away. Of the 198,165 Toronto drivers who appealed tickets in 2008, only 10 per cent were issued a trial date. The requests are on the books as “scheduled for court,” but chances are, they will remain in parking ticket purgatory forever. In the past, paying up has been easier than going through the administrative rigmarole of filing for a court date, but the recent launch of may change that. The Web site allows you to register your infraction information on-line and pay $10 to have the site’s creator, Greg Kasparian Jr., schlep down to Metro Hall and file your dispute by proxy.

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  • Stanislav

    This is one of the best parking enforcement companies in the GTA area. I would not hesitate for a moment to use their services. They are professional and are very quick to respond. They have wide variety of services (besides issuing parking tickets and towing) like signs installation, line painting, pay & display machines. Basically it’s THE One Stop Shop for everything related to parking enforcement and what’s more, their prices are most definitely one of the most competitive amongst the rest.

  • James Philman

    There is a company in Toronto that has been handling parking tickets for years. I used them about 4 years ago. They will file a case for you for $5.00 and attend court for you for as little as $10.00. I just checked their website to see if they were still in business, and they are. It’s called GTA Legal Services.

    They must be big in parking tickets. Some years ago, Global TV had them on the evening news