How Were You Charged?

The ticket you have is charging you with an offence under two separate pieces of legislation. The first part is the physical act of being charged which falls under the Provincial Offences Act. The second part is the offence you allegedly committed which falls under another act which regulates what you did (e.g. failing to provide car insurance is a charge under the Compulsory Automobile Insurance Act).

You need to be aware of both parts of your charge. So, for example, if you have a speeding ticket, you are charged with speeding contrary to the Highway Traffic Act. And the physical act of a police officer handing you the ticket falls under the Provincial Offences Act.

In order to request a trial, defend yourself properly in court, and understand the penalties you face, you need to understand how you were charged under the Provincial Offences Act.

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