If you are planning to fight a traffic ticket. It is one of those issues that must not be ignored. Either you must fight it, or admit guilt and pay for it. However, rarely do people ask themselves the question “What happens if I ignore my ticket?”. Here are some very important bullet points to consider:
Basically, now you have a conviction and you are required to pay the fine/court costs/victims surcharge (if applicable). What if you refuse to pay, what are the consequences.
As you can see above, it’s probably a last option not to pay the fine. We highly recommend that you either fight the ticket or pay it due to the complications your credit history and driving history could entail.
Have a look at Ontario Ministry of the Attorney General for more information on Tickets and Fines. https://www.attorneygeneral.jus.gov.on.ca/english/justice-ont/tickets_and_fines.php