Your option explained

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Your Option Explained

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 blue copy of your 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.

Mail-in payment:

Send a cheque, money order or the payment slip with credit card information to the following address:

Prescott and Russell Provincial Offences Office
P.O. Box 347
28 Court Street
L’Orignal, ON K0B 1K0

In person:

At 28 Court Street, in L’Orignal Accepted payment methods:
  • Cheque
  • Money order
  • Credit card (Master Card, Visa, Visa debit or Amex)
  • Debit card
  • Cash

Secured online payment:

  • Mastercard, Visa 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:

  • Dial 1-800-667-6307, extension 2700.
  • Business hours are 8:30 am to 12:00 pm and from 1:00 pm to 4:30 pm, Monday to Friday. 
  • Business hours from June to August are 8:00 am to 12:00 pm and from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm, Monday to Friday.
  • Mastercard, Visa, Visa debit or Amex are accepted.

Extension of time to pay fine:

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

Option 2 - To plead guilty with an explanation

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

The Justice of the Peace is available for those purposes on Monday mornings only (save and except on statutory holidays). To confirm available date and time, call 613-675-4661 or 1-800-667-6307, extension 2700.

Please note that according to the explanations, the Justice of the Peace may:

  • Reduce the amount ($) of the fine; and or
  • Grant time to pay the fine.

The Justice of the Peace cannot:

  • Amend the charge. For example: reduce a speeding fine from 20 to 15 km per hour;
  • Remove or reduce applicable demerit points

Option 3 - Plea of not guilty

To enter a plea of not guilty, you must complete option 3 at the back of the blue copy of your certificate of offence or you may complete a notice of intention to appear. The document can be filed in person at the Provincial Offences administration office or by mail the at the address indicated on the back of the certificate of offence, or by fax at 613-675-4940. 

For further information please call 613-675-4661 or 1-800-667-6307, extension 2700.