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Boating in Ontario not having boating license on person, but had left it at home. How can I fight this $305.00 ticket.
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Hello:

Can you tell me the Act and section number that is referred to on the ticket?
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Customer reply replied 4 years ago

fail to have proof of competency on board a pleasure craft.


 


Competency of operators of pleasure craft regulations, Canada Shipping Act 200 sect 3 (1)(b)

Customer reply replied 4 years ago

Canada shipping act 200 sect. 3(1)(b)

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It may be that I will find that I need to gather further information from you. As well, it's quite possible that you may feel the need to ask me additional questions for further clarification.Please do not worry that you will be charged additionally if I ask you questions or if you need to ask me questions. That is not at all how the site works.

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Does the ticket (shown on the back) allow to plead, guilty, not guilty or guilty but with an explanation?
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Customer reply replied 4 years ago

Debra Yes there is 3 options


Plea of Guilty-Voluntary Payment


" " " -Submissions as to Penalty


Trail Option,Ontario Court of Justice, Provincial Offences Office _ In person or by mail to :City of BarrieXXXXX South, Unit 10


Orillia ON L3V 7N6



I would like to fight this ticket As I do volunteer my mechanical abilities in repairing water crafts . Leaving my boat Lic at home should not cost me $305 Many thanks donclayton


 


 


 

You were to have the licence on you so it will be hard to say you are not guilty.

There are two viable options that I can see.

The first is to plead guilty and ask for a reduced fine. Explain that you have the licence, it was at home for some reason and you usually have it on you, you do volunteer your time etc.

Or plead not guilty (choose the trial option), attend Court and before hand try and make a deal with the Crown where you would be plead guilty to a lesser offence with a smaller fine and the charge of not having the licence with you will be dropped.

I just don't see how you can have a trial and win unfortunately.

Let me know if you need any further clarification.
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