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Stunt driving charge Ontario

Is Stunt Driving a Criminal Offence?

Stunt driving is a serious traffic offence in Ontario defined by Ontario's Highway Traffic Act, with the punishment including potential imprisonment in addition to other penalties such as demerit points, driver's license suspension, vehicle impoundment and fines.

At the same time, stunt driving is not a criminal offence under the Criminal Code of Canada. Having been charged with stunt driving in Ontario does not lead to a criminal conviction or a criminal record.

What's Considered Stunt Driving in Ontario

A stunt driving ticket is issued when a driver is exceeding the speed limit by more than 50 km/hr. Once a driver receives a stunt driving ticket, their license is immediately suspended for 7 days and their vehicle is also impounded for 7 days. Additional consequences that may result from a stunt driving charge include a minimum fine of $2000, a license suspension of up to 2 years, six demerit points, possible imprisonment of not more than six months, and an increase in insurance rates.

Legal Action will do everything to avoid these consequences from affecting you and your driving record.

What Qualifies as Stunt Driving?

Although stunt driving is often associated with speeding, the scope of what falls under its definition and can result in a stunt driving charge is much broader.

According to the amended Highway Traffic Act, stunt driving includes:

  • Driving a vehicle with the intention to cause one of the tires to lose traction, spin the vehicle or drift,

  • Driving too closely or intentionally cutting off other vehicles on a highway,

  • Driving with someone in the trunk or while the driver is not in the driver's seat,

  • Speeding over 40 km/h where the speed limit is less than 80 km/h,

  • Speeding over 50 km/h where the speed limit is 80 km/h or more,

  • Driving at the speed of 150 km/h or more,

  • Careless driving without consideration of other persons, driving circumstances and road conditions,

  • Deliberately stopping or slowing down to cause other vehicles to stop or slow down with the intention of not letting them pass,

  • Making a left turn where the driver is stopped at an intersection in response to a red light.

  • Executing the left turn immediately before or after the green light to complete the turn before other vehicles facing the opposite direction are able to proceed.

Evidence Required For a Stunt Driving Charge

When your charges for stunt driving go to court, the prosecution will present the evidence against you to get a conviction. In Ontario, stunt driving is a strict liability offence where the prosecution does not need to prove your intent to stunt drive. The Crown only needs to demonstrate to the court that your actions fall under stunt driving.

In many cases involving a speeding ticket, the evidence is based on a calibrated speedometer or radar. Other types of evidence can include a police report with the details of the incident. Importantly, courts do not require video evidence to convict someone for stunt driving and view it as additional disclosure.

What To Do After Being Charged With Stunt Driving?

According to the law, careless driving is a strict liability offence, so prosecutors do not need to demonstrate that the driver had the intent to drive carelessly. When someone is charged with careless driving in Ontario, prosecutors only need to prove that the accused either drove the vehicle without due care or attention or operated it without reasonable consideration of other persons using the highway. While the law does not require drivers to be perfect, they are still expected to "exercise ordinary care" of prudent and reasonable drivers.

Before the trial date, you will need to prepare for the hearing, request the disclosure of evidence and choose the defence strategy. It is always advisable to speak to experienced legal counsel focusing on stunt driving in Ontario to choose the most effective defence under the circumstances to increase your chances to fight off the stunt driving charge.

Do You Have to Go to Court for Stunt Driving?

Since stunt driving is viewed as a serious offence, the charges are always prosecuted in court. When the police stop you for stunt driving, they will issue the traffic ticket, aka summons with the date of your court appearance.

On the day of the summons, you will need to attend a court hearing to answer charges. Alternatively, you can opt to retain legal counsel to represent you in court on your first appearance, in which case there may be no need to attend in person.

Steps to Take After Receiving a Careless Driving Charge

If you receive a careless driving ticket with a fine, there is always an option to pay the ticket without going to court. Meanwhile, paying the ticket equals admission of guilt, which will have far-reaching repercussions on your insurance rates, driving records and other aspects of your life.

If you are ready to fight a careless driving charge, don't plead guilty or pay the ticket. Instead, select Option 3 on the traffic ticket and send it to the court within 15 days. Meanwhile, you will need to prepare for the trial, requesting police notes or disclosure of evidence against you.

If you receive a ticket without a fine, aka summons, you will already have a court date on your ticket. You will need to attend the court on the specified date and respond to the charges.

In either case, whether you have a traffic ticket with a fine or summons, it is best to seek legal advice early before trial to increase your chances of having your ticket dismissed or withdrawn.

Stunt Driving FAQ

1

How fast is stunt driving in Ontario?

Speeding is the most frequent traffic violation leading to the stunt driving charge. Below are speed limits considered stunt driving according to the changes introduced under the new legislation, including the Moving Ontarians More Safely Act:

  • driving over 40 km/h on the roads where the speed limit is less than 80 km/h,

  • driving over 50 km/h on the roads where the speed limit is 80 km/h or more,

  • driving with a speed of 150 km/h or more,

Meanwhile, it is important to know that you can be subject to stunt driving charges even at a lower speed, for example, when attempting to complete the left turn immediately after the green light before other vehicles are able to proceed. Other instances of stunt driving at lower speed include driving with the intention to spin or cause some of the tires to lose traction and other situations as described in the law.

2

Can you go to jail for stunt driving in Ontario?

While stunt driving is not a criminal offence, it is treated very seriously. The penalties for stunt driving are defined in the Highway Traffic Act and include demerit points, driving licence suspension, vehicle impounding and fines.

Additionally, if you are found guilty of stunt driving in Ontario, you can face jail time up to 6 months.

3

What speed is considered stunt driving in Ontario?

In Ontario, the speed which is considered stunt driving is defined in the Highway Traffic Act and the Moving Ontarians More Safely Act.

According to these regulations, the stunt driving charges apply when the driver exceeds the speed limit by 40 km/h on roads with an allowed speed under 80 km/h. If the allowed speed is 80 km/h or higher, stunt driving charges arise when exceeding the speed limit by 50 km/h. Finally, driving at a speed of 150 km/h or more is considered as stunt driving on any road in Ontario.

4

Is careless driving a criminal offence?

If you are found guilty of stunt driving, the conviction will be reflected in your driving records. For insurance purposes, a stunt driving conviction will be visible for three years from the date of conviction.

Meanwhile, it is important to remember that stunt driving does not disappear from driving records and will always be visible to court and prosecution in future. For example, someone will need not less than 5 years to pass from the first conviction for stunt driving to have the court consider the incident as the first conviction. Importantly, if the next conviction for stunt driving takes place within 5 years from the first conviction, it will be considered a subsequent conviction, resulting in a higher penalty.

5

How long does careless driving stay on record in Ontario?

There are several legal defences available to get off a stunt driving charge. Depending on the situation, your strategy may be to contest the police's evidence against you, look into any gaps or omissions in the prosecution case or investigate whether the court system did everything properly.

Meanwhile, fighting off stunt driving charges in court can be challenging and require legal expertise. You can significantly increase your chances of contesting the stunt driving charges against you by involving experienced legal counsel focusing on traffic offences in Ontario.

6

Do you have to go to court for careless driving?

Although stunt driving is not a criminal offence and does not lead to a criminal record, it shows up on your driving record. The police can access your driving record during checks or when conducting investigations related to traffic offences.

There is no time limit as to when law enforcement, courts and prosecution can access your previous conviction for stunt driving. While the demerit points for stunt driving will disappear in two years, the stunt driving charge will remain on your driving record permanently and will show up in a police check.

7

Does stunt driving suspension show up on court summons?

When police pull someone over believing that the driver was stunting, the officer will issue a ticket, aka roadside summons requiring the driver to attend court and face charges. At this moment, the officer will also request the driver to surrender their driver's license.

Importantly, whether or not the driver surrenders the driver's license to the officer, such license is automatically suspended for 30 days from the day of the police request. While the court summons issued by the police will include the details of the incident and the charge, license suspension is viewed as a separate administrative action that is typically not detailed in the summons.

8

How much does insurance increase for stunt driving in Ontario?

If you are convicted of stunt driving in Ontario, your license will be suspended for one year, during which you will not be able to drive, so your insurance rates will not be affected. After you reinstate your driver's license, your insurance rates will increase considerably.

While the exact amount of the increase depends on many factors related to the incident, A experienced Insurance broker can provide advice concerning insurance rates. For the purposes of insurance, your stunt driving conviction will be visible on your driving record for 3 years during which an increased insurance rate would apply.

9

Can a Judge forgive me on a stunt driving ticket?

While judges exercise broad authority to determine penalties in stunt driving cases, the chances of having your case dismissed, withdrawn or reduced to a less serious driving offence depend on individual circumstances which are unique to your case.

Stunt driving is a serious traffic offence which comes with severe penalties and a minimum of 1-year driving suspension after conviction, so you will need the best possible defence in court to fight off the charges.

10

What can a stunt driving charge affect?

In Ontario, stunt driving is viewed very seriously, so if convicted, these charges will affect your ability to drive, your driving history, and your insurance rates and may subject you to monetary fines and imprisonment.

If the police have reason to believe that you were stunt driving, they have the authority to immediately suspend your licence for 30 days in advance of the court hearing, issue the roadside summons and impound your vehicle for 14 days. During this period, you will not be able to drive and will have to reinstate your license and recover your vehicle.

If you are convicted of stunt driving in court, you will receive six demerit points, which will stay on your record for 2 years, you will be liable to pay a fine between $2,000 to $10,000 and may face imprisonment for up to 6 months. Additionally, your driver's license will be suspended for 1-3 years on first conviction, 3-10 years on second conviction or indefinitely on third conviction. Your insurance company will consider you a high-risk driver for 3 years after conviction, increasing your insurance rate immediately after you get back your driver's license.

 

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1 year
Best of all. I didnt have to take any worries or do nothing. They handled everything perfectly and we won the case. Thank you so much
Jennifer Schneider
1 year
I sincerely appreciate the admirable efforts of the Legal Action team in attending to my traffic ticket. The communication and understanding in every step is held in high regard. The case that I presented to Mr. Phil and the esteemed members of Legal Action services, with meticulous care was withdrawn. Thank you very much🙏🏼
Jennifer Schneider
1 year
Phil and his team were awesome. I have been using him for 15 years and he gets results! I would highly recommend Legal Action as your paralegal experts.
Jennifer Schneider
1 year
Phil and the team at Legal Action monitored my case throughout the near 2 year delay during the pandemic. Nevertheless they kept on top of it and in the end the ticket was dismissed due to their diligence and expertise. Super service and I would definitely use them for any future needs. Great work!
Jennifer Schneider
1 year
Phil and his team at legal action went above and beyond! The team is extremely respectful and reassuring of the entire process. They answered all my questions in a timely and respectful manner and in the end had all my charges dropped in a serious car accident which could have had huge consequences on my business. Thank you Phil and team! This firm will be the only firm me and my family will use for any future inconveniences.
Jennifer Schneider
1 year
Great service and great experience. I dealt with Phil and he helped me through out my case and constantly gave me updates for what is going on with the case. Totally recommend these guys.
Jennifer Schneider
1 year
Very professional and understands your needs. The staff are knowledgeable and keeps you well informed of what's going on with your case. Legal Action is the only company I definitely recommend. I have had 3 experiences all with great results, Thanks to Phil and the entire staff Pat Montoni
Jennifer Schneider
1 year
Philip has been at the top of my speed dial since 2006. If I get a ticket, first person I am calling. The legal action team has cleared off all of my infractions. The team will keep you informed every step of the way and advise you of your rights, next course of action and how it could affect your record.
Jennifer Schneider
2 years
Thanks for all your help! I couldn’t have picked a better traffic court specialist! I appreciate you helping me fight and win my recent case.
Jennifer Schneider
2 years
Phil and the team at Legal Action are the best in the business. If need I wouldnt hesitate to use their services again. Strongly recommend!
Jennifer Schneider
2 years
Best experience ever! Phill and his team are very professional, articulate, understanding, experienced and will get the job done. Guaranteed! Trust me.
Jennifer Schneider
2 years
Amazing service. Corteous, informative, professional. And above all, effective! Was dealing with Phil and Legal Action at three different occasions for myself and family member over the past 15 years. Despite the obvious popularity of his services, Phil responds very fast and, if necessary, takes a lot of time to competently explain the situations and options. Fees are very reasonable (especially compared to what you save through his services by avoiding a conviction, demerit points, insurance premiums etc.). He consistently updates you personally about the case, you also receive instructions by emails etc., to make sure everything goes smoothly. Changed my car twice in the past 15 years. The only paper that I make sure I transfer everytime from the old to the new car is Phil's business card. Thanks !
Jennifer Schneider
2 years
Provided prompt service and regular communication, which was helpful. They provided the appropriate amount of advice, and ultimately signficantly reduced my ticket fee and most importantly, ensured no demerit points were lost.
Jennifer Schneider
2 years
Phil and Jessica are the best ! When I first stepped in, I was very nervous and not sure what to do as I was in shock. Phil noted down the details and explained me what my charge was. He is a very confident person and knows how to do his job ! I’m very happy and relieved to know that my charge was withdrawn. 💯 recommended for your tickets.
Jennifer Schneider
2 years
Phil, only name you should know when it comes to fighting your traffic tickets! He stays on top of your case better then any traffic court lawyer out there. From start to finish, goes through asking you countless of details about your traffic ticket to gain any advantage he can. Goes through the case notes with a fine tooth comb; in my instance he found that the officer did not perform a secondary test on his radar… today I get the most satisfying email “ the charges against you have been withdrawn”. Thanks for all the times you and your team have been there for me! Do not hesitate, give Phil a call
Jennifer Schneider
2 years
Ask for Phil. Had a speeding ticket, and literally tries his best to have your charges thrown out. My speeding ticket was withdrawn. Thanks Phil and the legal action team!
Jennifer Schneider
2 years
I just wanted to send you a quick note to say thank you for the way you handled my daughter Mariah's recent court case. She was unfortunately charged with speeding in an obvious "speed trap", which was very unlike her as she is normally a very safe and careful driver. This charge came with a hefty fine and worst of all some heavy points that would have most certainly meant a large increase in her insurance rates. You and your team handled the pre-trial discovery and case-building perfectly and you were very patient and understanding in dealing with Mariah's situation. We always felt that you really cared and were going to fight to have this charge dropped or at least reduced. As the trial date approached you were in contact again going over the game plan and possible scenarios that she may have faced. On the day you fought hard for Mariah, and eventually had the case thrown out due to lack of evidence. What a great outcome and feeling of relief to have her exonerated and be able to walk away with no fine, and no points. We are so glad that we made the call to Legal Action and had you in our corner to help us through this nasty experience. We are truly grateful for all of your efforts on our behalf. Thanks again, Philip!
Jennifer Schneider
2 years
I was issued a careless driving summons for the Orangeville courts in Oct 2019. Phil stayed on top of my case for TWO YEARS! And had the whole thing thrown out this week, right after the anniversary of my accident. He kept me informed every step of the way, gave me the info I needed to make informed decisions and gave me as much peace of mind one can have in this situation for the entire duration. I cannot thank him enough for fighting for me!
Jennifer Schneider
2 years
Phil and Jessica are awesome! I don't know how they did it, but they did it! Couldn't be happier. Definitely recommend.
Jennifer Schneider
2 years
Phil is the man! Got me out of a huge fine and 6 demerit points. I never trusted lawyers until I met Phil. So thank you, to you and your team!
Jennifer Schneider
2 years
Philip and Jessica were very professional, efficient and did an amazing job getting our ticket reduced to almost nothing. Excellent service and easy to work with! Highly recommend legal action!
Jennifer Schneider
2 years
Phill and Jessica did an awesome follow-up job. Thanks a lot for your help!
Jennifer Schneider
2 years
Phil was amazing at explaining what my charge entailed and how it would affect my record. He told me he would do his best to take care of it and sure enough he did! This was a serious fine (handheld device) and even though I had a good reason, in the eyes of the law I was going to lose my license and have a bad record for life. I learned my lesson but I'm so glad I hired Phil to take care of it and clear me of all charges. Thank you so much!!
Jennifer Schneider
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2 years
Philip knows his drill inside out and is definitely a friendly lawyer to work with. Love his humor and more so the advice and success stories that he’d shared. Highly recommended!
Jennifer Schneider
2 years
The best decision I could have done in my situation was to hire legal action to represent me, very professional service. Phill was able to predict every aspects of the case to get the best possible outcome..no cap
Jennifer Schneider
2 years
I highly recommend legal action. I had a pretty bad speeding ticket, and they were able to reduce it to a minor charge. Phil went above and beyond to explain and give advice on what I should do and I was informed every step of the way. Also his confidence really assured me and kept me calm in this stressful process. The staff at legal action were also very professional, friendly and responsive. Thank you for all your great work!
Jennifer Schneider
2 years
Excellent service. 100% professional . My case was very hard to win (in my opinion ) but this team not only come me down , they actually win my case . Thank you very much you definitely made my day, if anyone have any tickets call them , I recommend 100%. Tx again
Jennifer Schneider
2 years
I would recommend Phil and his team they did a great service for me . Very much appreciate the time spent and the much appreciated outcome .
Jennifer Schneider
2 years
I just want to say I really appreciate from Phil To help me couple times with my tickets and doing really professional job and amazing service I really recommend it to my Brother and Sister and Friends to welcome to the legal action for any kinds of tickets. By the way one more thing to tell you guys I hate the X CPPER Traffic Ticket They are a big scam and liar took my money and did lose the case and I got the charges I paid the fee too.
Jennifer Schneider
2 years
Just wanted to thank Phil for the amazing service. He was actually attentive and listened and didn't just tell you what he can do. He further explained everything I didn't know and gave me a clear understanding of what he was going to do and the different approaches he could take with my particular ticket. The end result was exactly what I had hoped for and he made that happen for me. Jessica is also great and her response time to emails was very quick. I would highly recommend their services to anyone looking for assistance with tickets to speak with Legal Action. Thank you once again.
Jennifer Schneider
2 years
These guys saved me! I had a really bad speeding ticket (almost impounded...) and Phil got it reduced to a Disobey Sign ticket. He kept me in the loop through every step of the way, told me exactly how to handle my insurance company, gave me really great advice, and the customer service from all the staff was amazing. I highly recommend using Legal Action as they really helped me through an extremely stressful situation.
Jennifer Schneider
2 years
Phil is an amazing Paralegal!! I was in real bad situation, didn’t think anyone was going to be able to fight my ticket. BUT, He got me off with no criminal record, no points, my ticket got thrown out! He helped me so much. I recommend him to all my family and friends. He is the best!!!
Jennifer Schneider
2 years
Many thanks to Phil and Legal Action for helping me win my case. Philip was very professional, knowledgeable, understanding and answered all my questions. I fully recommend Phil and the team at Legal Action to anyone who needs legal representation in traffic related matters, small claims court or criminal summary charges. They are great.
Jennifer Schneider
2 years
Thank you Phil for saving me from 4 demerit point . you have done great job 👍🏻👍🏻
Jennifer Schneider
3 years
When a client has an issue with a traffic ticket, I refer the matter to Legal Action. My clients have always been well served by the Legal Action team.
Jennifer Schneider
3 years
I am thrilled with all of the on going support and tireless efforts of behalf of Legal action to resolve my ticket with no penalty and no charges. I would highly recommend their services.
Jennifer Schneider
3 years
Phil is very professional and helps in the best possible ways. He listened and explained very well. Very happy with him. I was facing 5 demerit points and ended up with 0 points and just paid the fine.
Jennifer Schneider
3 years
I would definitely recommend Legal Action with Phil being an excellent lawyer. Professional and reliable.
Jennifer Schneider
3 years
Phil is awesome, ive had him help me out for tickets throughout the last 6 years. Its always a bit worrying when you pay in advance for services but the results are always excellent. The firms service is also the best. Always very professional and easy to work with. Some cases takes years but its great to know they are taking care of it.
Jennifer Schneider
3 years
Very very happy with their professional work and service and they spend great amount of effort and time no matter how small or big is your case they got the job done with satisfying result for me for several cases.
Jennifer Schneider
3 years
PHIL and his team at Legal Action are the best in the GTA. There service is impeccable. Traffic violations reduced and one thrown out. Definitely would recommend legal action to anyone who needs paralegal services.
Jennifer Schneider
3 years
I am so glad I went to Legal Action for two of my tickets. 1) Driver fail to wear a seat belt 2) Driver fail to stop at a stop sign. With the help of PHILIP ALEXIU, one of the lawyers at Legal Action, my first ticket is waved with no charges and totally off the records. Still waiting on my second ticket to give me a court date but I am not worried about it because I know Philip will take care of it. I did not even have to go to the court once. Philip took care of all the court dates and helped me prepare what to say of I had to go to the court. Even in this tough time with COVID-19 Philip took that extra step to make sure that my matter gets resolved as soon as possible. You hard work he highly appreciated Philip. Thank you so much
Jennifer Schneider
3 years
Philip is perfect. I had 2 tickets and both dismissed. I'm very pleased with his professional services and the positive results. Thanks Philip for a job well done! Highly recommended! Actually I suggested him to my friend and he was so happy too.
Jennifer Schneider
3 years
Phil was outstanding! He fought my ticket and kept me in the loop the entire way through. Phil was very professional and I would recommend him to anyone!
Jennifer Schneider
3 years
When I want to share review as a local guide I am more careful so that I say the truth , 1 star is different from 2, so I don't do it randomly. Philip is amazing. I called many others and compared their services, Legal Action is #1. He dropped a speeding ticket with 3 demerit points totally and all I did was just a call and fill in a form.
Jennifer Schneider
3 years
These guys are amazing. Took care of everything, explained the process thoroughly, and kept me informed every step of the way. Highly recommend.
Jennifer Schneider
4 years
Terrific services provided all around. Everyone was very helpful , with great experience!! Thanks L.A ( highly recommended )
Jennifer Schneider
4 years
Legal Action did a great job with my case. They took care of everything and had my case dismissed with no fines or penalties. They did it all at a very competitive rate. I highly recommend Legal Action.
Jennifer Schneider
4 years
I have hired Legal Action twice to represent me, and I could not be happier. Philip and Legal Action did a fantastic job of representing me, provided me with impeccable customer service, and got the best possible result for me on both of my infractions. 100% would recommend them to everyone. Thank you Philip!!
Jennifer Schneider
4 years
Awesome guy and amazing company. I thought there was no way this case would be dropped but somehow he did it. Was looking at a hefty fine and demerit points but these guys are the real deal and the case was withdrawn. Super professional and easy to work with, no hassle and very reliable. Love it thank you!
Jennifer Schneider
4 years
Phil is a fantastic professional who never stops until the best possible resolution for his client has been reached. He beat off 2 points for me and reduced my fine by 50% pitted against some stiff competition in a case which I frankly thought was hopeless. He just never stops fighting that guy! Would recommend him to anyone
Jennifer Schneider
4 years
Phil, knows his stuff that's for sure. I wasnt thrilled about him passing off my case to amber, but she did a good job defending me against a very abrasive judge. Got a distracted driving charge for using my phone while at a red light... case dismissed! Beautiful. You should always fight your tickets, never talk to the cop and always use legal action. I've had 2 cases with him, 1 fine reduced from $480 speeding to $65 and now this recent one now totally dismissed... very pleased, thank you phil and amber. Great job helping me.
Jennifer Schneider
4 years
Phil hooked it up, did an amazing job for me on my case and I’d recommend him and his services to anyone in need of a good lawyer. He got me off my tickets that would’ve potentially ruined the next 3-5 years for me work wise and I’m forever grateful if you’re in trouble this is definitely the place to go
Jennifer Schneider
4 years
Great experience with this legal team. I feel much relief for having the charge resolved. Thank you !
Jennifer Schneider
4 years
Excellent job! I used their services, just over the phone, no need to go to their office. The best thing is they never ask for additional fee, though, they had to attend the date in court twice.
Jennifer Schneider
4 years
Phil was very helpful and knowledgeable in helping to resolve my case. It was literally one phone call made on my end and he provided the information I needed to resolve my situation with ease. Navigating the courts can be difficult for those who are uninformed but Phil assisted me with my case and helped me out greatly.
Jennifer Schneider
4 years
Great help from Phil. Took care of me really well!
Jennifer Schneider
4 years
Legal action provided great results, Phil was very knowledgeable and knew the adequate approach to handle my particular case. They were able to win my case and charged me a very reasonable price.
Jennifer Schneider
4 years
Customer service is great Jess is always helpful. Honestly,the best paralegal there is hands down Phil gets the job done EVERYTIME. You won’t be disappointed he goes above and beyond. Extremely highly recommend
Jennifer Schneider
4 years
Phil and Jes are great people to have your back and win. Had a few with the team and they handled it professionally. Cleaned it up spic and span
Jennifer Schneider
4 years
Legal Action was recommended to me by a trusted friend. Phil was knowledgeable and to the point while surveying options and explaining the necessary legal procedures pertaining to my case. After a quick consultation over the phone we decided a strategy together and he handled the rest. His results exceeded my expectations!
Jennifer Schneider
4 years
Outstanding service! The professionals at Legal Action are knowledgeable, clear and concise with expectations, and most all of successful at what they do.
Jennifer Schneider
4 years
Great professional service, very responsive and explain the whole process to you. And most importantly - they got us the best possible results! Highly recommend.
Jennifer Schneider
4 years
Phil provided a great service, fought my ticket offence as he promised, great ongoing communication with best possible results.
Jennifer Schneider
4 years
Hi Philip I greatly appreciate your efforts to handle my case Reg hand held device case. And you won the case I highly recommend your services to my friends Thank you soo much Vijay reddy Remax gold realty
Jennifer Schneider
4 years
Legal Actions has worked a number of cases for me in the last couple years and they always manage to get my charges withdrawn. I highly recommend them if you live in Toronto or the GTA and have any outstanding tickets / cases.
Jennifer Schneider
4 years
I was recommended to Phil by my cousin who used him to get out of multiple tickets. I had a 59 over ticket on a motorcycle. Phil talked me through the process, explained to me what arguments he would use to fight it and was honest with me about what he thought his chances were of winning. He took time to answer all my questions and doubts. Not going to lie, I was very doubtful he would win this, but he pulled through! Thanks Phil for the great service!
Jennifer Schneider
4 years
Phil is the best lawyer in town!! Highly recommend for all traffic needs 10/10!! Keep up the great work!!
Jennifer Schneider
5 years
I am really happy for using legal action they were truly the best pick that I've ever had to pick from and would use them even more times. I thank you guys for your kindness and amazing services
Jennifer Schneider
5 years
Phil is an amazing lawyer!! I was in real bad situation, didn’t think anyone was going to be able to fight my ticket. BUT, He got me off with no criminal record, no points, my ticket got thrown out! He helped me so much. I recommend him to all my family and friends. He is the best!!!
Jennifer Schneider
5 years
Good experience. Very professional and quick responding. Thanks for helping me.
Jennifer Schneider
5 years
I cannot thank Phil and team enough from Legal Action for handling my case with such professionalism and kindness. It was tough time for me and just knowing that I did not have to worry about my ticket gave me such peace of mind. I recommend Legal Action to anyone who needs legal assistance! They are so on point and you can literally leave the information with them and forget that it ever happened. THANK YOU Phil and Team!
Jennifer Schneider
5 years
I am pleased with Legal Action and Phil for helping me win my case, he and his firm are very reliable and professional. Would highly recommend to anyone in need of legal assistance in the future for traffic tickets, criminal charges and small claims. Thanks again Phil for doing me a solid.
Jennifer Schneider
5 years
Many thanks to Phil and Legal Action for helping me win my case. Philip was very professional, knowledgeable, understanding and answered all my questions. From the beginning I knew I had made the right choice in a legal representative. I fully recommend Phil and the team at Legal Action to anyone who needs legal representation in traffic related matters,small claims court or criminal summary charges. They are the best !!!
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