Ontario Traffic Ticket Court (update)

The Court which handles traffic ticket offences has come out with a comprehensive new update:

COVID-19: Notice to Counsel/Paralegals and the Public Re: Provincial Offences Act Matters in the Ontario Court of Justice (September 2, 2020)

Some of the important details include:

  • Adjourned > in- person proceedings through to Friday, October 16, 2020
  • Beginning Sept 28, 2020, the Court will hear all non-trial matters (e.g., guilty pleas, withdrawals, judgment delivery, first appearances, adjournments) remotely by audio conferencing.
  • Judicial pre-trials continue to be held by audio conference. 
  • early resolution guilty pleas continue remotely by audio conference
  • The Court will accept electronically signed documents where a signature is required. 

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