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I have a court date for a traffic ticket at the Ontario Court of Justice. What should I do?

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I have a court date for a traffic ticket at the Ontario Court of Justice. What should I do?

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I have a court date for a traffic ticket at the Ontario Court of Justice. What should I do?
Reviewed: 
July 6, 2020
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If you're supposed to go to court between March 16 and July 3, don't go to the court. Your case will be moved to a new date. You will get a notice of your new court date by mail.

For more information, contact your local courthouse.

Court re-openings

From July 6, 2020, some courts will hear early resolution guilty pleas by telephone or video conference.

Formal early resolution is only available in some parts of Ontario. Check your Offence Notice (ticket) to see if you have the option to request an early resolution meeting with the prosecutor.

If your case is eligible for a remote meeting with a prosecutor, you or your representative will be notified with the date and time of the meeting.

In-person meetings

Make sure you get to court early as there are extra screening measures now. The government has developed a screening tool with questions that screen for COVID-19 symptoms. If you can't enter the courtroom, you will be given information about what to do next. If you can enter the courtoom, you will be required to wear a face covering.

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