The Canadian provincial offences act addresses the prosecution of offences by residents living in a particular province. All legal proceedings under this act must meet the statutes and regulations of the province’s by-laws. According to the Ontario POA, municipalities oversee these court proceedings’ administration. All POA matters in Ontario are often redirected to the appropriate municipal on behalf of the Attorney General.
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In Canadian law, provincial offences are considered non-criminal (minor) offences. Most Canadian residents with charges under the POA get minimum prison time (if any). Here are some of the common provincial offences in Canada:
About 85% of all provincial offences charges attract out-of-court fines with strict directions from the court. Tickets issued by the court under the Provincial Offences Act always have complicated legal terms. Most court instructions often come with a list of options available to the offenders.
POA tickets are divided into different types to help the offenders understand what’s expected of them. There are three categories of POA tickets and they are:
When an enforcement agency serves you a POA notice, it often comes with a duration. If you’re confused about where to begin, contact us at Salahi Paralegal for legal advice. After getting your offence notice, you’d be left with these three options:
Offenders with POA notices have less than two weeks to decide what action to take. 15 days is enough time to decide on either of the above-mentioned options for your POA ticket.
If you fail to comply, the court would forfeit you the option of disputing the charge. After the 15-day timeframe, your case would be reviewed by a Justice of the Peace.
The court can always issue a conviction in your absence if you do not appear for trial.
What exactly should you expect from provincial offences courts?
They provide the following:
Salahi Paralegal provides soliciting legal services to all POA proceedings in conjunction with the Court of Justice Act.
We are a team of competent paralegal professionals with years of representing legal motions, serving plaintiffs’ and defendants’ claims, as well as trial representations related to POA representation.
You can also trust us for the most reliable legal representation during all examination hearings and enforcement of judicial procedure.
Contact us today to help you make the right decision on your POA ticket.
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