Your Options

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Your Options

It is important to carefully read the instructions on the back of the certificate of offence and to familiarize yourself with your options. Three options are available as follows:

Option 1: Guilty Plea - Payment

To plead guilty by paying a certificate of offence, please follow the instructions on the back of the certificate of offence. Please note that penalties will be added in the event of late payment. The unpaid fines will also be forwarded to a collection agency and may result in a suspension of your driver’s license.

By mail

Send a cheque or money order to the following address:
Provincial Offences Office
United Counties of Prescott and Russell
28 Court Street, P. O. Box 347
L’Orignal ON  K0B 1K0

In person

The Provincial Offences Office, located at 28 Court Street, in L’Orignal, accepts the following payment methods:

  • Cheque
  • Money order
  • Credit card (MasterCard, Visa, MasterCard Debit, Visa Debit, or Amex)
  • Debit card
  • Cash

Secured online payment

  • Visa, Visa Debit, MasterCard, and Amex are accepted.
  • You must have your certificate of offence and your driver’s license number on hand for online payments.
  • Administration fees apply when using this method of payment.

By phone

  • Please dial 613-675-4661 or 1-800-667-6307 extension 2700.
  • Business hours are from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm and from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm, Monday to Friday. 
  • Visa, MasterCard Debit, Visa Debit, MasterCard, and Amex are accepted.

Extension of time to pay fine

A motion may be presented for an extension of time to pay a fine.

Option 2: To plead guilty with an explanation

You may choose to plead guilty to the offence with an explanation. In order to do so, you must present yourself before a Justice of the Peace.

The Justice of the Peace is available only on Monday mornings only between 9:00 a.m. and 11:30 a.m., except on statutory holidays. To confirm available dates and times, please dial 613-675-4661 or 1-800-667-6307 extension 2700.

The Justice of the Peace may in certain instances:

  • reduce the amount ($) of the fine;
  • grant time to pay the fine.

The Justice of the Peace cannot:

  • amend the charge, for example, reduce a speeding fine from 20 to 15km per hour;
  • remove or reduce applicable demerit points.

Option 3 - Plea of not guilty

To enter a plea of not guilty, you must fill out option 3 at the back of the blue copy of your certificate of offence, or you may fill out a notice of intention to appear. The document can be filed in person at the Provincial Offences Office, mailed to the address indicated on the back of the certificate of offence, or faxed to 613-675-4940. 

For further information please dial 613-675-4661 or 1-800-667-6307 extension 2700