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.