Offence Notice1)      "OFFENCE NOTICE"

This is the most common way to be charged in Ontario. The maximum fine when charged with a ticket cannot exceed $500.00 and there is no possibility of jail time (See the replica in the box on the side).

2)      "SUMMONS TO APPEAR"

The Summons to Appear” contains a Court date and the address of the Court to which you must attend answer to the charge.  The reason why sometimes the Police charge an individual with a Summons to Appear as opposed to a regular Offence Notice is that the range of penalties is much higher and the other penalties may be far more serious, such as a maximum fine of $5,000.00, up to six months of incarceration and sometimes suspension of the Driver’s Licence.

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