I have a court date for a traffic ticket. What should I do?

Do not go to provincial court for an in-person hearing. These are very rare. There are limited reasons when the court might consider having an in-person hearing. For example if your request for an in-person hearing shows that:

  • you have a disability that would make it difficult for you to have a remote hearing, or
  • a remote hearing would be unfair because you don’t have a phone or reliable internet access

Most hearings are currently being held remotely by phone or video conference. This includes both trial and non-trial proceedings such as guilty pleas, first appearances, and adjournments. You will get a notice of your new court date by mail and instructions about how to attend. Make sure the court has your current contact information.

For more information, contact your local courthouse.

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