Lesson 9: Provincial Court of BC

Topic 4: Traffic and By-Law

The most informal proceedings in Provincial Court involve traffic and bylaw matters. You can act as your own lawyer to dispute a traffic ticket for infractions like running a red light, speeding, or for parking violations. You can also dispute by-law offences such as walking a dog without a leash.

Judicial Justices of the Peace will hear those cases. They are judicial officers of the court who also hear applications for search warrants and for bail.