The Joint Municipal Court is a trial court whose mission is to provide local justice easily accessible to citizens. Its jurisdiction includes civil, penal and criminal matters. It exercises its authority on the territory of the towns of Rosemère and Lorraine.
At your service
The Joint Municipal Court Division’s clerk is supported by an assistant court clerk and a clerk. When it sits, the Municipal Court relies on a court registrar, a prosecutor appointed by the Municipal Council as well as a judge named by government decree and under the authority of a head judge. A liaison officer representing the Régie intermunicipale de police Thérèse-De Blainville (Police Board) also attends court sessions. Court sessions are held in the courtroom of the Rosemère Town Hall.
Fields of intervention
The Municipal Court is subject to provincial and federal laws, including the Code of Penal Procedure and the Criminal Code and applies the judicial fee in penal matters.
In penal matters, it:
- handles the computer entry of infractions
- hears the cases and collects fines further to the Highway Safety Code and municipal by-laws
- collects fines
- sees to the execution of judgements rendered, such as the suspension of drivers’ licenses
- the issuance of notices of execution, and the offer of compensatory work.
In criminal cases, it:
- handles the computer entry of infractions on summary conviction
- issues terminations and complaints
- puts cases on the docket
- executes judgements
- the issues incarceration orders.