Information for Defendants

Your Three Ticket Options

Option 1: Plea of Guilty - Voluntary Payment of Total Payable

Visit the Fine Payment Options page

Option 2: Plea of Guilty – Submissions as to Penalty

Select this option if you want to appear before a Justice of the Peace to plead guilty but request amount payable be reduced or extension of time to pay.  Please understand that a Justice of the Peace cannot reduce a charge (e.g. speeding 120 kilometers cannot be reduced to 115 kilometers).  They also cannot reduce or remove demerit points.

A Justice of the Peace is available for this option from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Fridays at:

Ontario Court of Justice

29 Second Street West

Cornwall, Ontario  K6J 1G3


Option 3: Request for Trial

Select this option if you want to plead not guilty to the charge.  Complete the required information on the reverse of the ticket under Option 3 and if applicable complete the “Change to Your Address”.  File your ticket with our office either by mail or in person.  You are not required to file your request for trial in person.  Should you mail your request for trial, you assume the consequences if, for any reason, your request is not received in our office within the prescribed time.

* Please note Court Interpreters are available if required.  Please fill out language required under option 3.

Guide for Defendants

This guide provides defendants with general information about the court process for provincial offences cases.

How to Get to the Court - Need Directions?

For directions to the various courts in our jurisdiction please visit the Court Locations page.

Services for Persons with Disabilities


Court Services is committed to making our services accessible to everyone, including people with disabilities.  We comply with the customer service standards of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005.

Communication / Assistive Devices / Service Animals

We will communicate with you in ways that take into account a disability if you let us know what your needs are.  You may use your own personal assistive device however the use of recording and video equipment by individuals is not permitted without judicial approval [Courts of Justice Act  section 136 (1)]. You may use your service animal in all parts of our premises that are open to the public.

Accessible Forms

Some POA forms are now available in accessible formats as a result of the Ministry of Attorney General’s commitment to achieving their goal of a court system that is accessible to people with disabilities.  Additional forms will become available in accessible formats in the future. The following forms are designed to work with common screen readers used by those with vision impairments.  The font on these forms is also larger than that used on standard forms.


Helpful Links

Lawyer and Paralegal Directory
Legal Aid
Understanding Demerit Points

Links to Legal Documentation / Acts

Provincial Offences Act
Highway Traffic Act
Compulsory Automobile Act
Tobacco Tax Act