This form is for the use of any person who has been found guilty by default of an infraction of a Quebec law and who wishes to submit an application for reduction of costs.
Send the form by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have been found guilty by default AND you were not aware that the statement of offence was served to you, you may file an application for reduction of costs with the Municipal Court at which the judgment was rendered.
You must file your application within 15 days of the date on which you acquired knowledge of the judgment convicting you. If this 15-day period has expired, you may apply to be relieved of the consequences of your delay, by stating, in paragraph 3 of the form, the reasons for which you were unable to file your application within the prescribed period.
You must pay costs* (payable in cash, by money order or certified cheque) to the clerk when filing your application for reduction of costs. The judge who grants or dismisses your application may or may not impose other costs. The costs that you may be required to pay are set by regulation*.
Fill in the top portion and state in the lower portion the allegations and conclusions of your application.
Check (✅) the box corresponding to the conclusions that you are seeking, sign your application and enter the date and place of filing.
Write out the affidavit or solemn affirmation, which is generally administered by a commissioner for oaths or by a lawyer, a notary, a justice of the peace or the clerk of a court of law.
Indicate in the prior notice the names of the prosecutor and the collector. Obtain from the clerk of the court the date, time and room number for the hearing of your application, and indicate that information in the prior notice.
Serve your application on the prosecutor at least 5 clear days before the date on which you file it and, within the same period, file your application at the office of the court in the district in which the judgment was rendered. Serve your application by registered mail, priority courier or bailiff.
Service may be replaced by a receipt signed and dated by the prosecutor and bearing the statement “copy received in lieu of service”. Send a copy of your application to the collector.
If you require further information, we suggest that you consult a lawyer.
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