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    Downtown Defender | Shane O’Herlihy, Barrister & Solicitor

Downtown Defender | Shane O’Herlihy, Barrister & Solicitor

In 2019, I wrote a book entitled “How to Defeat a Toronto Traffic Ticket”.  In this book, I teach readers how to defeat a traffic ticket in the City of Toronto without needing to go to trial or hiring a lawyer. You will learn how to take advantage of this city’s overwhelmed and badly run prosecutorial system to get your traffic ticket dismissed on procedural grounds before your matter even gets to trial. After reading this book, you will appreciate that the easiest and most effective way to achieve victory is to focus on defeating your ticket during its pre-trial stages. You will learn a series of simple techniques which if you implement before trial will more often than not lead to an outright dismissal of your charges. In this book, I also share many anecdotes about my dealings with the City Prosecutor’s Office and the Toronto Police Service which provide insight into the strange and unique culture which makes the traffic court system in this city the beast that it is.

Both in the book and on my website, you will have access to a number of precedents which you can use to help you defeat your City of Toronto traffic ticket.


About The Author

Shane O’Herlihy is a former associate at Trebuss Rapley LLP and Rapley & Company.  He currently practices provincial offences law in the City of Toronto and also provides consultancy services for self-represented defendants in traffic court.