Q&A - Let's Make a Deal for Excessive Speeding
I was issued a speeding ticket a year ago for excessive speeding. I was found travelling 125km/h in an 80km/h zone. I disputed the ticket and last week was issued a court date. I requested disclosure from the officer. He stated as he is quite busy he would like to offer me 2 pleas.
1. Plead guilty to regular speeding, pay $138 and receive 3 demerit points.
2. Plead guilty to excessive speeding as a registered owner and pay $370 and receive no demerit points and have a clean record.
I am the registered owner of the vehicle. I've spoken with ICBC, licencing and nobody has been able to confirm whether or not plea option 2 is legit. Tickets are paid at ICBC office and they hold my driving record and demerit points. Why do they not give me a straight answer?
Is the police honest about plea option 2 or is he trying to have me admit guilt to the original charge?