Announcement Regarding Criminal Court Dates
PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT RE: CRIMINAL COURT
Since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic in Ontario, individuals with criminal matters before the courts were not required to attend for certain scheduled court dates, and these matters would be presumptively adjourned by 5 weeks at a time. These COVID-19 presumptive adjournments have come to an end, and personal appearances are now required again. If you have an ongoing matter before the criminal courts you should:
- Call your lawyer, to confirm who will be attending at the next court appearance; or,
- If you don’t have a lawyer, contact the court house at the number listed below to confirm your next court appearance and whether you’re required to attend in person, or over the phone or Zoom.
Going forward, should you or a representative not attend for criminal court appearances, you may be arrested for failure to attend court.
Walkerton courthouse: (519) 881-2333
Owen Sound courthouse: (519) 370-2433
Goderich courthouse: (519) 524-7322
On behalf of the Bruce, Grey, and Huron Law Associations