- Discover Hastings
As printed on the reverse of your offence notice you must choose one of the following options within 15 days. If you do not exercise one of the following options within 15 days of receiving this notice, you will be deemed not to dispute the charge and a justice may enter a conviction against you. Upon conviction, additional costs will be added to the total payable. If the fine goes into default, an administrative fee will be added and steps will be taken to enforce your defaulted fine. For example, information may be provided to a consumer reporting agency and, for certain offences including speeding, your driver’s licence may be suspended.
Please exercise one of the following options:
Option 1 – Plea of Guilty: Voluntary out-of-court payment of the fine payment must be made within 15 days of the service date and you are required to pay the total payable indicated on the offence notice.
Option 2 – Early Resolution: Request to meet with the Prosecutor to discuss the possible resolution of the charge. By choosing this option you do not forego the right to trial. If you fail to attend the scheduled meeting, you will be deemed not to dispute the charge and may be convicted in your absence. If you live more than 75 km from the court listed on your offence notice you can request to meet with the Prosecutor by telephone. To complete your request for option 2, mark the applicable boxes and mail to the address indicated on your offence notice. Once it has been received by the courts administration, a notice will be mailed to you. Please ensure your mailing address is complete and accurate on your offence notice.
Option 3 – Trial option. Do not mail your request. You or your representative must attend in person during normal business hours at the court office shown on the reverse of your offence notice to file a Notice of Intention to Appear in court. Please bring your offence notice with you.
If you choose option 2 or 3, in four or five weeks a notice will be mailed to the address provided to the courts administration specifying the date, time and location for you to appear in court. Please contact us if you do not receive a notice within this time frame. If you do not attend court when required you may be deemed not to dispute the charge by the Justice and a conviction may be registered in your absence. Court costs and a victim fine surcharge will apply.