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Hearing: important information

For defendants and witnesses

  1. Cell phones and pagers must be turned off or placed in vibration mode.
  2. Defendants and the public at large are forbidden to eat or drink in the hearings room.
  3. If you wish to change your mind and pay, you should go immediately to speak with the clerk of the Court if the hearings have not yet started. or otherwise, to speak with the staff at the counter of the Court during business hours.
  4. In this case, the amount due is the first of the hypotheses mentioned on the back of your notice of hearing (the second hypothesis representing the amount to pay in the event of conviction). Please note that some costs may have been added after the sending of the notice (example: fees for postponement).
  5. If you are declared guilty, you will receive a notice of judgment by mail which includes a deadline for payment (normally 30 days or whatever the judge decides). It is not possible to pay immediately as additional costs brought about by your contesting will be updated only after the hearing.
  6. If you are acquitted or the complaint against you is withdrawn, you will receive confirmation by mail in the form of a notice of judgment indicating that the balance due is $0.
    If you are a witness and you are excluded from the courtroom during a trial, you must wait in the area located opposite the washrooms and the fountain. This measure is taken to ensure that you do not hear the other testimony or evidence.
  7. For any additional information, you can ask at the counter and the staff will direct you to the appropriate person, according to your needs.

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