If you are unable to be present at the hearing on the date set or if a witness essential to your case is not able to be present, you must, as early as possible (three legal days or working days), request a postponement in the following manner.
Communicate with the court so that another date is assigned, as otherwise the judge will set a date without any other notice.
Form -- Requesting a postponement (in French)
Contact the Town prosecutor to obtain his consent to the postponement when requested by the Court employee. This is an essential step because the agreement of the latter allows you not to appear.
Costs will be added to your file in the event that you are judged guilty except if declared otherwise by the judge.
It is important to note that we do not accept an application for postponement after 4 p.m. on the Tuesday before the session. You will have to go in person to the hearing to make your request for postponement.
Please take note that only the judge can grant postponements if the date is mandatory and that neither court employees nor the Town prosecutor can take this decision on the judge’s behalf. In addition, if there is a second request for postponement or if witnesses are summoned, the case is normally set peremptorily which means that no other postponement may be requested and that the case must proceed on that date.