Scheduling a trial date for your traffic offence
The first step you need to take is to schedule a trial to fight your traffic or speeding ticket. (POA, S. 5), To schedule a trial, you need to determine whether or not you can mail in your traffic ticket or if you are required to File a Notice of Intention to Appear form with the appropriate Provincial Offences Office. The back of your traffic ticket will indicate if you can mail it in to request a trial.
Some municipalities require you to attend the traffic court office with a Notice of Intention to Appear form. This requirement to attend the traffic court office in person is just one of the many deterrents used to discourage you from fighting your traffic ticket. After all, appearing in person, as opposed to simply mailing the speeding or traffic ticket, makes it more inconvenient for you to schedule a trial date. You may, however, request a trial date online through our office at your convenience.
â–ºREQUEST A TRIAL DATE ONLINE
If you misplaced your traffic ticket and no longer have a copy, you may complete a Replacement of Missing Documentation form. In order to complete the form, you will need to contact the appropriate provincial offences office to obtain the provincial offences number and the date of offence relating to your traffic offence.
*REMEMBER* You have 15 days to indicate to the court that you wish to schedule a trial to fight your traffic ticket (POA, S. 9(1)). Although some court offices may give as much as 30 to 45 days to file your ticket, according to the provincial offences act, not filing your ticket within the 15 day deadline can result in a traffic ticket conviction.