Tips for appearing in court remotely
If you have to appear in court remotely, you will need to know about the process for remote court appearances. This information should have been included with the documents your received after you were charged. If it was not, you can visit the Ontario Court of Justice website for details: www.ontariocourts.ca/ocj/
For technical information about participating in a Zoom hearing, please see the ZOOM User Guide for Remote Hearings in the Ontario Court of Justice.
Note: You are not expected to have a lawyer hired in advance of your first appearance.
For more information on what to expect when appearing in court remotely and how to prepare, watch our video Appearing in court remotely:
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