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Notice to Public Regarding Criminal Matters in the Ontario Court of Justice (March 16, 2020)

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The directives on this page have been superseded or replaced by subsequent directives published on the Ontario Court of Justice public website at:
https://uat.ontariocourts.ca/ocj/covid-19/notices-and-info-re-criminal/. They are included here for reference only.

Please do not come into a courthouse in person if you have been advised by public health officials, your doctor or the Ontario Ministry of Health (MOH) website to self-isolate. https://www.ontario.ca/page/2019-novel-coronavirus

If you have a criminal court appearance in the Ontario Court of Justice between Monday, March 16 and Friday, April 3, you do not need to attend court, unless the matter is an in-custody matter or you wish to address the Court.

The matter will be adjourned to another court date 10 weeks from the date of your scheduled appearance. To find out what date your matter is being adjourned to, please see the list of adjournment dates below. The Court will adjourn the matter without you being present, using a court order called a bench warrant with discretion which will require you to attend court on the new date.

If your matter is scheduled for…. Your matter is adjourned to
Monday March 16 Monday May 25
Tuesday March 17 Tuesday May 26
Wednesday March 18 Wednesday May 27
Thursday March 19 Thursday May 28
Friday March 20 Friday May 29
Monday March 23 Monday June 1
Tuesday March 24 Tuesday June 2
Wednesday March 25 Wednesday June 3
Thursday March 26 Thursday June 4
Friday March 27 Friday June 5
Monday March 30 Monday June 8
Tuesday March 31 Tuesday June 9
Wednesday April 1 Wednesday June 10
Thursday April 2 Thursday June 11
Friday April 3 Friday June 12

If you have questions, please contact your local courthouse.  Contact information for all courts in Ontario is available on the Ministry of the Attorney General website: https://www.attorneygeneral.jus.gov.on.ca/english/courts/Court_Addresses/