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Sub­ject: 905er solves traf­fic ticket trou­bles

Richmond Hill Post - - News -

Peo­ple can re­ceive a traf­fic ticket for any num­ber of rea­sons, but what many of them don’t re­al­ize is there is an easy way to com­bat their ticket, with­out the help of a lawyer. Thorn­hill res­i­dent Rene Papa is a full-time real es­tate bro­ker with JDF Realty Ltd., Bro­ker­age and is a self­pub­lished au­thor of two books that out­line how to com­bat traf­fic tick­ets in court. Papa first came upon the sub­ject nat­u­rally: He re­ceived a ticket for a wrong left turn. He hired a para­le­gal to help him fight the ticket but soured on the ex­pe­ri­ence af­ter the in­di­vid­ual pleaded guilty on his be­half. He wrote a book about it and then an­other. “My goal has al­ways been the same: to help peo­ple win and give them the con­fi­dence to win,” he said. His lat­est book, Traf­fic Ticket So­lu­tions II: Straight­for­ward Pro­ce­dures on How to Win in Traf­fic Court, was pub­lished this past De­cem­ber. “My in­spi­ra­tion for the se­cond book was more a re­sult of not hav­ing any in­for­ma­tion on cell­phone [use while driv­ing] charges for the pub­lic or read­ers’ con­sump­tion, es­pe­cially since the new laws came in,” he said. When fight­ing tick­ets, Papa said the eas­i­est ones to dis­pute are those with a lot of in­con­sis­ten­cies and where the of­fi­cer is not clear with the ev­i­dence. The other ones he said that are easy to dis­pute are tick­ets in­volv­ing radar, as ma­chines can make mis­takes, and un­less they can prove it works 100 per cent of the time, then it is in­ef­fec­tive.

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