Are you a Montréal resident, and have you received a notice to appear in municipal court for a hearing in connection with a criminal, penal or civil infraction? Are you a lawyer, and do you need information on proceedings in virtual mode? Get the information you need, depending on your situation.
The online service for hearing rolls gives you access to municipal court hearing schedules. The information shown is publicly available and updated on a regular basis
in compliance with the strict measures already in force to prevent the spread of the virus.
Notice to appear for a hearing in connection with penal matters
Attendance at the hearing
You must go in person to the municipal court on the day of your hearing, or a default judgment could be rendered against you. If you are represented by a lawyer, you can check with them to make sure your presence is required.
Meeting with the prosecutor
If you wish, you can arrange to meet with the city prosecutor prior to your hearing by calling the city’s Direction des poursuites pénales et criminelles at 514-872-2554.
Request for a postponement
If you are unable to attend your hearing on the scheduled date, you can file a request to have it postponed.
Notice to appear at a hearing in connection with criminal matters
Attendance at the hearing
You are required to go in person to the municipal court on the day of your hearing, or an arrest warrant could be issued against you. If you are represented by a lawyer, you check with them to make sure your presence is required
Proceedings in virtual mode
Some proceedings can be held virtually, notably participation in certain hearings or evidence by video-link. The municipal court uses the Teams application for these purposes.
Lawyers can also reserve a videoconference room to meet with a client detained at an SPVM detention centre. This service is free of charge, and reservations must be made online.
Holding of hearings with Teams
This service is currently accessible for certain hearing in rooms R.10, R.20, R.30, R.40, 1.50 and 1.60 :
- Appearance - without guilty plea
- Pro forma - without guilty plea
- Application for postponement, application to cease representing
- Any other request that has been authorized in advance by the hearing judge
To learn more, read the procedure.
To book a Visio mobile, read the procedure.
View the list of Teams links :
Information and services
- Get a copy of a record related to an infraction
- Request a postponement and desummoning of witnesses
- Request a stay of execution, a revocation of judgment or a reduction in fees
- Reserve a videoconference room at the municipal court
- Submit a joint request for a pre-trial conference
- View the municipal court hearing schedule
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