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What to do if you received a notice of judgment?

You have 30 days from the date of judgment to pay the fines and the fees imposed by the Court. The due date for payment is written on the notice of judgment that you received.

It is mandatory that this payment be made at the office of the Regional municipal court, online, or by mail with a cheque or a bank draft.

You can not make this payment at your bank institution.

Payment default
Failing to make payment within the requested delay will initiate procedures against you such as:
• suspension of driver's licence;
• a seizure;
• a warrant of imprisonment.
 

Suspension of driver’s licence
You must pay all amounts due at the perception counter of the court with a bank draft, money order, debit and credit cards or cash, or you can also do  it online. Once you have paid your entire balance, a payment notice will be issued and sent to the Société de l'assurance automobile du Québec (SAAQ) within approximately 2 business days. The suspension of your drivers licence will then be waived. It is your responsability to confirm that your driver's licence is valid.

To expedite the process of restoring your license, you must go to an SAAQ office with the payment notice that will be given back to you when you will make your payment.
 

Seizure
Failing payment, a bailiff will execute a siezure summons. The court may proceed with the seizure of your property and/or your wages.
 

Warrant
If a subpoena is executed against you, you will be obliged to meet the fine collector of the court on the date and time shown on your promise to appear, issued by the Peace officer.

Request for a sentence of imprisonment and imprisonment warrant
If you are served with a request for an imprisonment sentence, you must pay the full amount due or be present at the date and time required to appear before the judge. If you fail to provide the judge with justification for your non payment of the fine and fees, a warrant for your arrest will be issued against you.

If an arrest warrant has been issued against you for failure to pay your fine, you can avoid the arrest by paying the full amount owing before the execution of the warrant.

For further details, you can consult the Schéma des procédures judiciaires (French).

 

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Court Sessions
Sessions are chaired by the honourable judge Gilles Chaloux.

 

The following members of the Bar, including Mr. Mario Charlebois, Mrs. Marie-Christine Labranche and Mr. Luc Langevin serve as counsel for the prosecution before the Regional municipal court of Vaudreuil-Soulanges.

 

The court generally sits on Tuesdays in the afternoon and evening, and Wednesday morning and afternoon. The morning sessions begin at 9:30 a.m., and the afternoon ones begin at 1:30 p.m. and at 6:30 p.m. in the evening.
 

Code of Ethics
1. Dress code: a proper dress code appearance is appropriate. As an example, it is forbidden to wear a camisole, bermuda shorts, sunglasses, a hat or a cap.

2. Behavior: you must always:
- Get up when you're talking to someone and address them respectfully;
- Use the formula "Judge" or "Madam Judge" when addressing the Court.
 
3. Possibility of expulsion: any person who commits one of the following acts may be subject to expulsion from the courtroom:
- consume food or beverages;
- speak, read or write;
- adopt a relaxed posture;
- show disrespect.
 
4. Access denied to the Courtroom:
- To persons with a camera, a recording aparatus or a cell phone.
- It is strongly advised not to attend a Court session with a child less than 12 years of age.
 

Contact details and opening hours

 

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