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Old 09-21-2009, 06:52 AM   #1
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Disputing in another location

If you dispute a Ticket, that you received in a city far from your house.. do you have to go to Court there at that distan Location..

for Example.. I got a Ticket in Abbotsford (Was there visiting my sister)..

However i live on Vancouver island..

Taking a Day off work, and then paying ferry's Etc.. doesnt seem right.. Can i call the Court house once i get a date, and request the location be changed, or.. what options to I have..

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Old 09-21-2009, 08:00 AM   #2
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I've always wondered, why doesn't it seem right?

I mean you're taking the court's time AND the officer who issued you the ticket's time. If it was a Vancouver Island, the officer would need to do all that you listed above and how would that be fair?
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Old 09-21-2009, 08:12 AM   #3
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Do the the time...where it happened. It is not possible to do what you want. You would have Cops flying all over BC just to accommodate a disputant, who would likely not appear. About 80 plus% of my disputants never appeared. I used to work in northern Vancouver Island. Tickets were in Port Hardy Criminal court and it was frustrating to drive there, spend overnight in a hotel, go to court the next day and they didn't show. Complete waste of 2 day's work time. In ciminal cases if you are pleading guilty you can have the trial waved to your local courthouse to enter the plea sometimes. Not VTs.
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Old 09-21-2009, 08:22 AM   #4
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Taking a Day off work, and then paying ferry's Etc.. doesnt seem right..
You could save yourself the hassle and just pay the fine... since you're probably guilty anyway...?

What if you go to dispute and lose? Then you've taken a day off work, paid ferry fare AND still have to pay the ticket.
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