Updated: Apr 17
LOCAL NEWS - SEPTEMBER 18, 2020 - LEGAL INFORMATION ON DRIVING OFFENCES
CFBS was speaking with Angela Morency, a member of the Centre de justice de proximité Côte-Nord (CJPCN), an organization that offers free legal information to the residents of the North Shore territory. Angela shared information with us today on the legal topic of driving offences. We dicussed:
What do we do after receiving a ticket?
What happens if we plea "Not Guilty"?
Does the police officer have to be present at the hearing?
Where will the hearing take place if the offence happened outside of where I live?
Can I negotiate a fine or a demerit reduction?
How can we defend ourselves with regards to speeding tickets?
HISTORY OF THE CJPCN:
Founded in September 2017, the Centre de justice de proximité Côte-Nord (CJPCN) was inaugurated in July 2018. The CJPCN is fully subsidized by the Access Justice Fund of the Quebec Ministry of Justice.
The CJPCN offers free legal information, support and guidance to various resources to all North Shore citizens.
LEGAL INFORMATION: Provide information on rights and obligations in order to understand the various legal realities of daily life in order to react to them in an informed manner, whether through the judicial system or methods of preventing and resolving disputes.
SUPPORT: Support by accompanying citizens in establishing their legal needs and by presenting possible options to meet them. Free legal information sessions are also offered.
ORIENTATION: Orient towards different legal, community or other resources.
Its board of directors is made up of permanent members and citizen members from the judicial districts of Baie-Comeau and Mingan.
On a vast territory like ours, accessibility to quality legal information is an essential asset and this translates, as our name so clearly indicates, in local justice, close to the people of our region and which will stick to regional realities such as geography and the presence of several Aboriginal communities.
For more information, you can visit the website of the Centre de justice de proximité Côte-Nord (CJPCN) at : https://www.justicedeproximite.qc.ca/
Listen to the interview with Angela Morency by clicking on the sound files below (click on the speaker icon next to the sound file and a media player will open up to hear the interview).