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. If you are charged with a serious criminal offence, your trial may be in the Supreme Court. If you have to go to the Supreme Court, it is even more important that you have a lawyer. 

Try to speak with a lawyer before you go to court. Go here for ways to find a lawyer.

Last reviewed:  May 2022