You can meet with a prosecutor to discuss an offence notice without going to trial. Request an early resolution meeting and you’ll receive a notice letting you know when your meeting has been scheduled.
You can request an early resolution meeting in the following ways:
You can request an early resolution meeting online through the Provincial Offences Act online service.
You can also visit the Ontario Court of Justice, located at 950 Burnhamthorpe Road West, from Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m..
If you live more than 75 kilometres from the Court, you can also request an early resolution meeting by phone at 905-615-4500.
At the meeting
Early resolution meetings usually take approximately 45 minutes. During the meeting you’ll discuss the offence with a prosecutor. You may also need to speak with a Justice of the Peace.
If you’re unsatisfied with the outcome of the early resolution meeting, you still have the option to request a trial.
If you don’t attend your early resolution meeting, a Justice of the Peace will review the ticket and you may be found guilty in your absence.