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People visit different courthouses for various reasons. Listed below are court locations and services.

Court Locations

People go to court for many different reasons, not just because they have been charged with an offence. Other reasons include:

  • Claiming money that they're owed (i.e. Lawsuits).
  • Serving on a jury.
  • Seek protection from violence (i.e. Restraining orders).
  • Getting married.
  • Having documents witnessed by a Justice of the Peace.
  • Being a witness.

Grenville and William Davis Court House, Ontario Court of Justice

Address: 7755 Hurontario Street, Brampton, Ontario, L6W 4T1

Phone: 905-456-4700

Hours of Operation: Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Closed on all Statutory Holidays.

Visit the Grenville and William Davis Court House website for more information

Brampton Provincial Offences Court

Address: 5 Ray Lawson Blvd, Brampton, Ontario, L6Y 5L7

Phone: 905-450-4770

Hours of Operation: Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Closed on Statutory Holidays.

Visit the Brampton Provincial Offences Court website for more information.

Mississauga Provincial Offences Court

Address: 950 Burnhamthorpe Road, West, Mississauga, Ontario, L5C 3B4

Phone: 905-615-4500

Hours of Operation: Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Closed on Statutory Holidays.

Visit the Mississauga Provincial Offences Court website for more information.

Release Agreements When Charged

If you are charged with an offence, you may be released from the scene, holding facility or court.

Bail Hearing

  • Held when the accused is charged with a serious offence (Robbery, Weapon Offences, Murder, etc.), or where it is felt that certain conditions must be placed on the person for safe release, or attendance in court is an issue.
  • Accused is brought before the court within 24 hours of the arrest.

Reasons to be held for bail hearing include:

  • Seriousness of the offence.
  • Risk of re-offending.
  • Breach of parole.

Appearance Notice

These are issued to the offender by a Police Officer when released directly from the scene.

Promise to Appear

These are issued to the offender by the Officer in Charge when released from the holding facility.

Undertaking

These are issued to the offender by the Officer in Charge when released from the holding facility along with a Promise to Appear. An undertaking allows for conditions to be set by the Officer in Charge in relation to the release.

Recognizance by Court

These are issued to the offender by a Judge or Justice when released from court. This allows for conditions to be set by the court in relation to the release.

Surety

  • A Surety or guarantor is a person who agrees to ensure that the charge person attends court.
  • May be required to make a cash deposit or sign documents pledging an amount of money.
  • Before agreeing to be someone's surety, we recommend you refer to the Ontario Ministry of the Attorney General.

Criminal and Drug Offences

Criminal Offences

Criminal Offences fall under the Criminal Code of Canada (CC) and are dealt with by the Ontario Court of Justice.

Drug Offences

Drug Offences fall under the Controlled Drug and Substance Act (CDSA) and are dealt with by the Federal Division of the Ontario Court of Justice.

Driving Offences and Tickets

Driving offences are dealt with by the Ontario Court of Justice, Criminal Court or the Provincial Offences Court, depending on the type of offence.

Part 1 Offence Notice

When an alleged driving offence takes place, you may receive:

  • A ticket.
  • The maximum penalty is a fine not exceeding $500.
  • No jail sentence.
  • Used with all Provincial Statute Offences.

Options within 15 days are:

  • Plea of Guilty Payment out of Court – Complete payment in person or online at City of Mississauga or the City of Brampton Offices.
  • Guilty with Submission to Penalty – Attend one of the two Court houses, Mississauga or Brampton, with your Offence Notice during the noted dates and times.
  • Trail Option – Attend one of the two Court houses, Mississauga or Brampton, with your Offence Notice during the noted dates and times and file a notice of intent to appear in court.

Part III Summons

  • Official court document requiring defendant to appear in court.
  • Dealt with by Provincial Offences Court.
  • If you or your Agent or Counsel doesn't attend, a warrant for your arrest can be issued.
  • Used in all cases where the maximum penalty is greater than a $500 fine.
  • A jail sentence can be imposed.

Record Suspensions – (Previously called Pardons)

What is a Record Suspension?

A Record Suspension, or Pardon as it was previously called, allows people convicted of a criminal offence to have their criminal record kept separate and apart from other criminal records.

It removes a person's criminal record from the Canadian Police Information Centre (CPIC) database. This means that a search of CPIC will not show that the individual has a criminal record or a record suspension. This helps them access employment and educational opportunities and to reintegrate into society.

For information on waiting periods, eligibility criteria and how to apply for a record suspension see the Record Suspension Guide on the Parole Board of Canada website.

Peel Regional Police will only provide the applicant with the results of the local Police Record Check.

Release Programs

Shop Theft Release Program

This program was developed to deal with first time shop theft offenders.

Program benefits:

  • Decreased officer response time to shop theft calls.
  • Reduced down time for retail Loss Prevention Investigators (LPI), also known as Security Guards.
  • Increased efficiency in processing of offenders.
  • Improved consistency in how offenders are dealt with.
  • Prevention of random detention of offenders.

Once the assessment is complete the offender may be released by the LPI that arrested them.

Pre-Charge Diversion Referral Program

This program allows for a young person who has been arrested the opportunity to accept responsibility for their actions, and to agree to participate in an educational program in lieu of a criminal charge.

When determining the involvement of this program, the officer must consider:

  • Whether the youth has been charged before.
  • Whether the offence is non-violent and minor in nature.
  • If this type of outcome will hold the youth accountable for their actions.
  • If the youths parent or guardian has been notified and agree for the youth to be involved in the program.

After being recommended for the Pre-Charge Diversion Referral Program, an approved community agency will consider the recommendation and rule if it's appropriate or not.

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