Regional Municipal Court
The Cour municipale régionale de Vaudreuil-Soulanges is a first hearing court with jurisdiction of original jurisdiction in criminal matters, within the MRC de Vaudreuil-Soulanges. The municipal court serves a population of more than 160,000 citizens, throughout the 23 municipalities of the territory.
What if you have received a statement of offence?
In order to meet and exceed its clientele’s needs, the Cour municipale régionale de la MRC de Vaudreuil-Soulanges offers a new online payment service, with fees averaging $6 per payment.
- The total amount (fine and fee) is required. Partial payment is not accepted.
- For Payment Agreements, a fee of $2,50 is applicable per payment.
- Payment by credit card only (prepaid credit cards are not accepted).
- 24/7 service, thereby eliminating schedule constraints;
- Payment made in full by credit card;
- Information is kept secure and confidential – you will receive a confirmation number and a receipt to print, as well as an email confirmation of your transaction;
- Direct access to your file on the regional municipal court’s database;
- Late fees avoided (ease of making timely payment);
- Instant update of your personal filer.
Payments can be made by cheque, bank draft or money order payable to “Cour municipale régionale de Vaudreuil-Soulanges”. You must attach to your payment the reply form identifying the offence number. Please note that if your licence is suspended, personal cheques are not accepted. 280 Boulevard Harwood Vaudreuil-Dorion (QC) J7V 1Y5 Telephone: 450-455-9480 Fax: 450-455-8856 Email: email@example.com
Visit our offices any time during business hours. Cash, cheques, bank drafts, debit card and credit card payments (VISA and MasterCard) are accepted.
In-person at your financial institution:
Within 30 days of receiving your statement, the full payment will be accepted at most financial institutions upon presenting the statement of offence. Online, via Accès D de Desjardins or (English) Banque Nationale / National Bank Internet Banking Solutions (English) To make a payment this way, you must be a customer of Desjardins or of the National Bank of Canada and you must be registered with the Internet service of those institutions. Payment must be received within 30 days.
AccèsD: Category: Infractions. Description: MRC de Vaudreuil-Soulanges – Infractions.
National Bank / Banque Nationale: Name of the Supplier/Facture: MRC V-Soulanges.
Processing your statement of offence
When communicating with the court, whether by email, mail, fax or in person, you must be able to provide the following information:
- Statement of offence number;
- Your full name;
- Your complete address: (civic number, street, city, postal code);
- Your phone number;
- Your date of birth.
You are obligated to enter a guilty or not guilty plea within 30 days after the date of receipt of the infraction.
If you plead guilty to the infraction, you must pay the entire fine and requested fees, within 30 days of receiving the statement of offence, in order to avoid any extra fee or inconvenience (licence suspension, wage garnishment, warrant, etc.) When a payment is sent to the Court, you are deemed guilty of the offence.
If you are unable to pay the fine and fees within the time specified, you may request that the Collector of Fines :
- Allow you additional time or a deferred payment option using the Payment Agreement Form;
- Allow you to pay the fine and costs by doing compensatory work, but only if it is demonstrated that it is absolutely impossible for you to pay the fine and costs and that you have no assets to seize.
Please note that these methods will only be granted if your financial situation justifies it and if you request them by going to the Municipal Court after having made an appointment with the fine collector.
A financial assessment will be done on site. Bring your supporting documents with you (pay stub, proof of government benefits, bank account, etc.). Pre-authorized bank withdrawals may be offered to you after a payment agreement has been made.
Not guilty plea
If you plead not guilty to the offence, you must send your plea to the court with the reply form attached to the statement of offence or click on the button below. Your plea must be forwarded to the court within a maximum of 30 days after receiving the notice of infraction. It should be noted that despite the preference (day or night) that you request for your hearing, the Court is not bound to honour your choice. However, if you are convicted, additional fees will be charged.
Change of Address
It is important to notify the Regional Municipal Court of any change of address at any stage of the process. To do so, please complete and sign the online form below and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org. You may also do so over the phone or in person.
Notice of hearing
After making your not guilty plea, you will receive by mail or by email a notice of hearing indicating the place, date and time for the hearing of your case.
Change of plea before the hearing
You can change your plea of not guilty to guilty. The municipal court must receive your new plea before the time scheduled for your hearing. Additional fees may apply.
Discuss with the attorney
We strongly invite you, no later than 3 business days before the date of your hearing, to contact the attorney for the prosecution, to discuss a possible settlement, or any other reason that could save you a trip to court. Please note that attorneys are assigned according to the location of the offence.
|Me Mario Charlebois
Charlebois Séguin Avocats-Conseils
Téléphone : 514 462-2468
Directeur des Poursuites Criminelles et Pénales
|Me Marie Lee Durand
Rancourt, Legault, Joncas
Téléphone : 450-371-2221
Requesting an interpreter
If you need an interpreter after receiving your notice of hearing, you must inform the municipal court in writing or by telephone. This request must be made within 10 business days before the time scheduled for the hearing.
Request for postponement of the hearing
If, for serious reasons, you cannot attend your hearing on the set date of the hearing, you can apply to re-schedule. This request must be provided in writing no later than 10 business days preceding your hearing, and must be confirmed by the court registry. If the request is granted, a fee of $36 per case is automatically added. Otherwise, you will be sentenced by default and you will have to pay for the judgment rendered.
Summons to witness (appearance notice or subpoena)
If you receive an appearance notice, you are obligated to be present in Court to testify. You could be legally charged if you refuse to attend.
The hearing of a case generally takes place in five main steps:
1. Calling of the docket
The docket call is done at the beginning of the session. All cases entered will be named one by one. It is important that those summoned confirm their presence at the moment when they are called.
2. Prosecution’s evidence
The prosecutor presents evidence first. It generally consists of the statement of offence that you received and the offence report.
3. Defence’s evidence
Once the prosecution’s case has been heard, you will then be able to present your case, testify as to the facts relating to the offence and present your witnesses, if any. You will also be allowed to produce documents or any other material to support your defence. If applicable, you must provide three copies of these documents for the judge, the prosecutor and yourself. The prosecutor may, thereafter, cross-examine you and your witnesses.
4. Closing arguments
Once both sides have presented all evidence, the judge will hear conclusions from both parties and then render a decision.
The judge may deliver his or her judgment from the bench (a judgement delivered orally) or will adjourn for deliberation (a judgement delivered in writing). He or she will then schedule a judgment date. In either case, you will receive a notice of judgment by mail. If you are found guilty, additional fees will appear on the notice of judgment, as specified in the Tariff of court costs in penal matters.
If you do not submit a plea or the full amount of the requested fine and costs within the required deadline, an ex parte decision will be rendered against you, without any notice. Additional charges will be added to your file. Upon receipt of the notice of judgment, you must pay the requested amount within 30 days.
About two weeks in advance, the Municipal Regional Court makes the court rolls available to citizens :
- Extrait rôle de cour du 15 mai 2023 à 13 h 30
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- Extrait rôle de cour du 5 juin 2023 à 13 h 30
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Statements of offense by public notice
Service by public notice is made with the authorization of a judge. This method of service is intended for a defendant against whom a statement of offense has been issued, but who could not be served otherwise. At the end of a posting of 30 days, all statements of offense subject thereto are deemed to have been served. Please check if your name, that of your company or your organization is registered there. If this is the case, you have until the 30th day following the end of the public posting to contact the registry of the Regional Municipal Court of Vaudreuil-Soulanges, located at 280, boulevard Harwood at Vaudreuil-Dorion to register a plea or to make a payment. You can also obtain a copy of any statement of offense issued against you. The end date of the notice is in the title of the posting.
The document you are about to access contains personal information whose publication on this site has been authorized for service by a judge’s order obtained under article 24 of the Code of Criminal Procedure.
Its purpose is to inform the citizen of the issuance of a statement of offence concerning him in order to allow him to assert his rights. It must only be used for this purpose.
Any reproduction (e.g. screen capture, photograph, copy, download, etc.) of this document or the information it contains is strictly prohibited.
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What if you have received a notice of judgment?
You have 30 days from the date of judgment to pay the fines and the fees imposed by the Court unless the judge has granted you an extension. The deadline for payment is written on the notice of judgment that you received. It is mandatory that the full payment be made either in person at the office of the Regional municipal court, by mail, by cheque or online at Constats Express website.
Failure to make payment within the requested delay will initiate procedures against you such as:
- suspension of driver’s licence;
- wage garnishment;
- a warrant;
Request a stay of execution and revocation of judgment
Request a stay of the judgment execution
This request is aimed at securing, from the court, a suspension of the effects of the judgment rendered against you in your absence. This request must be accompanied by a request for a revocation of judgment.
Request a revocation of judgment execution
This request can be submitted by any person who is found guilty by default of a penal offence and who wishes to ask the judge to cancel the judgment on the grounds that they were unable to present a defence. The judge can cancel the judgment rendered if they are convinced that the grounds on which this person was prevented from presenting a defence are valid.
Deadline to present a request
You must submit a request within 15 days of the date on which you learned of the guilty verdict. If you submit your request after this period, you must cite the reasons for the delay. You must complete the form as required and go in person to one of the customer service counters at the Regional Municipal Court of Vaudreuil-Soulanges.
Sessions are presided over by the Honourable Judge Gilles Chaloux.
Code of Ethics
Dress code: You are to be decently and respectably dressed when you present yourself in court. As an example, it is forbidden to wear a t-shirt, shorts, sunglasses, a hat or a cap. Behavior: You must always:
- rise when you are addressing anyone in court and address them in a respectful tone (using the vous form in French);
- use the phrase “Your Honour” (or “Monsieur le juge” or “Madame la juge” in French) when addressing the court.
Possibility of expulsion: Any person who commits one of the following acts may be subject to expulsion from the courtroom:
- consuming food or beverages;
- speaking, reading or writing;
- adopting a relaxed posture;
- showing disrespect.
Prohibited devices: Cameras, recording devices, and cell phones that are turned on are not allowed in the courtroom. Recommendation: It is strongly advised not to attend a court session with a child under 12 years of age.
Contact Information and Business Hours
Regional Municipal Court of Vaudreuil-Soulanges
280, boulevard Harwood
Tel : 450-455-9480
Fax : 450-455-8856
Email : email@example.com
Monday through Thursday:
8:30am to 12:00pm and 1:00pm to 4:30pm
Friday: 8:30am to 12:00pm
* Please note that our offices will be closed on Monday May 22 for the Journée nationale des patriotes.
Please note that it is possible for citizens to pay their statements of offence in person at the court counter, but we strongly encourage you to use the Constats Express online services.
Useful contact information:
Société de l’assurance automobile du Québec (S.A.A.Q.)
937 Boulevard Cité des Jeunes Vaudreuil-Dorion, J7V 8P2 Telephone: 450-455-5560
Sûreté du Québec poste Est
599 Boulevard Harwood Vaudreuil-Dorion, J7V 7W2 Telephone: 450-424-1212
Sûreté du Québec poste Ouest
551 Route 201 St-Clet, J0P 1S0 Telephone: 450-456-3883