Summons to Defendant

A summons to defendant is an official court document that requires a person to attend court. There is no fine that can be paid in lieu of attending court. You, or your Agent, or your Counsel, must appear on the date and time and at the place indicated on the face of the summons.

If you or your Agent or Counsel do not appear;

  • The court may issue a warrant for your arrest or;
  • The trial may proceed and the evidence may be taken in your absence.

If you, or your Agent, or your Counsel appear;

  • The trial may proceed or;
  • You or your Agent, or your Counsel, or the Prosecutor, may ask the court to adjourn your case to another date. The court may grant or refuse such a request.