CASE LAW - R v Yeghiyan
Sos Yeghiyan was issued a violation ticket for speeding with a ticketed amount of $196 on March 28, 2016. He paid the discounted amount of that traffic ticket on March 31, 2016. On July 13, 2016 Mr. Yeghiyan appeared before Madam Justice Adair in Vancouver and attempted to withdraw his guilty plea. He was not successful.
Madam Justice Adair ruled: In my opinion, and I agree with the Crown in this respect, Mr. Yeghiyan’s lack of diligence in investigating the circumstances before paying the ticket does not amount to the exceptional circumstances that are described in the Staples case in order to justify my exercising my discretion in Mr. Yeghiyan’s favour and allowing him to withdraw his guilty plea.