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Traffic tickets don't have to hurt

Company successfully helping clients for years
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Flashing lights and a siren behind you can strike fear into even the most careful driver.

But being pulled over and forced to pay a traffic ticket while potentially gaining demerit points that can lead to higher insurance rates doesn’t have to be the norm.

In the Bradford area, residents have a resource in the form of Traffic Services, a paralegal office that specializes in fighting traffic offences.

Owner Ian Boteler said its very gratifying to be able to make a difference in people’s lives by helping them with their Provincial Offences matters.

“What sets us apart is our attention to detail and working directly with each client,” Boteler said, noting he and his associate Valerie Diceman are always available for their clients and make each client feel like they are part of the process.

“We try to take the pressure off of them, to make our clients feel at ease.”

Traffic Services has been in business since 1998.

Boteler was in partnership with the original owner John Harrison, who has since retired. While they worked together for a few years, Boteler took over the business completely in 2008 with paralegal Valerie Diceman joining the fold four years later.

One reason for the firm’s longevity is likely their strident commitment to providing clients with professional, informative and honest services at reasonable rates.

Boteler said there are a number of reasons people should fight traffic tickets, ranging from keeping their driver’s licence and ensuring they continue to have a clean driving record to keeping demerit points to a minimum and insurance rates manageable.

“It also saves clients time and money at court since in most cases they do not need to attend court,” he said, noting they will also try to keep people from being incarcerated if the offence is particularly serious.

“By keeping everybody driving, they can continue to be employed and earn wages.”

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