You have been charged with a criminal offence. You have never been to court before.

You will find information here about:

  • when you have to be in court
  • who will be in court
  • how to prepare for trial; and
  • what happens in court.

This page gives general information about Going to Provincial Court. It does not give legal advice. If you are charged with a crime, you should speak with a lawyer to get legal advice. Try to speak with a lawyer before you go to court. Click here for ways to find a lawyer (Lawyers & Legal Advice).


Last reviewed:  June 2020