Notice of Trial
You should receive a Notice in the mail indicating your trial date in approximately 4-6 weeks after making the “in person” request for a trial.
If you do not receive this notice, you should contact the court office to make the appropriate inquiries.
Re-Opening a Conviction
If you have already been convicted of the offence you may attend at the court office to apply for a Re-opening of your matter.
A Justice of the Peace may strike a conviction and re-open a case under very limited conditions. You must attend the court office within 15 days of becoming aware of the conviction and complete the Reopening application. The completed application will be reviewed in your absence by a Justice of the Peace and you will be required to call within 2-5 days of submitting your re-opening application to find out the result. If your request is granted, a new trial will be set. Since an Affidavit must be completed as part of your application, please ensure that you bring proper photo identification to swear to your written statement of facts.
Requesting a Change of Trial Date
You should attend at the court where your trial is scheduled at least 10 days before the scheduled date of your trial.
You will (or need to) complete a Notice of Motion advising the court of your request to change your trial date and then swear an Affidavit in support of your request. The motion will be scheduled for the next available court date (approximately 3-7 days later) at which time you must attend so that your motion may be spoken to. If your motion is granted, a new trial date will be issued at the motion hearing.
If there are less than 10 days before your trial date, then you or someone acting as your agent must attend at the trial date to request an adjournment at that time.
If granted, a new trial date shall be issued. You are obligated to confirm your address with the court and to follow-up with the court to get this new trial date, especially if there appears to be a problem with your mail delivery.
Once you have received a trial date, disclosure can be requested in writing from the prosecutor's office.Click Here