Can I have my provincial offences trial in French?New

2. Ask for bilingual proceedings

You have the right to ask for bilingual proceedings if you get a provincial offences ticket. There are 3 kinds of tickets. These are:

  • Parking Infraction Notice or other kind of parking ticket. These tickets are the least serious. You can pay them online or by mail.
  • Notice of Offence for less serious provincial offences like minor speeding. The maximum fine for these tickets are $1000. You can pay them online or by mail.
  • Summons for the most serious provincial offences like stunt driving. You need to go to court. The process is more like a criminal trial.

If you get one of these Notices, you can ask for bilingual proceedings by checking the appropriate box at the back of the ticket.

If you get a Summons, you can ask for bilingual proceedings when you go to court to set a date for trial.

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