Site: Napanee - Dundas St W
|Record #: KGN1727||Last Full Update: 27 Jan 2017|
|Office Phone||613-354-5450 ext 1|
|Primary Contact||TBA, Justice of the Peace, Ontario Court of Justice; Phone: 613-354-5450 ext 326 * 613-354-0217|
|Alternate Contact||Her Worship Linda Leblanc, Regional Senior Justice of the Peace, Ontario Court of Justice; Phone: 613-239-1103; Fax: 613-239-1548; Email: Linda.Leblanc@ocj-cjo.ca|
|Primary Executive||Barb Griffin, Manager Court Operations, MInistry of Attorney General; Phone: 613-548-6819; Email: Barbara.Griffin@ontario.ca|
|Address & Map||
County Memorial Building
41 Dundas St W
Napanee, ON K7R 1Z5
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|Physical Access||Fully Accessible - by back door off Robert St|
|Description & Services|
|Description (Service)||A Justice of the Peace is an independant judicial officer appointed for the Province of Ontario by an Order in Council.
A Justice presides at and is the trier of fact judge) at trials for Provincial Offence charges. This includes, but is not limited to, charges under the Occupational Health & Safety Act, Environmental Act, Highway Traffic Act, Liquor, Tresspass to Property, Compulsory Automobile Ins. Act, as well as all municipal bylaw charges.
Addition responsibilites include: presiding over bail hearings to determine if a person in custody should be released or detained until trial, peacebond hearings and weapon hearings. A Justice receives all charges, whether brought by an individual, police officer, or government ministry. The justice must then either issue, confirm or deny process of all charges sworn.
The Justice of the Peace also considers the granting of search warrants and arrest warrants, production orders and warrants to apprehend a child.
Primary functions relate to the authority associated with the Ontario Court of Justice. For this reason, marriages are no longer conducted at the Court Houses. Some Justices conduct marriages on their own time. This is arranged on an individual basis.
Justices of the Peace have no authority to grant restraining orders under the Family Law Act.
Justices of the Peace are part of a professional lay bench in Ontario. Justices have a varied educational, law, business and community background and are usually the first contact with the judicial system. Upon appointment, all justices complete an extensive specialized mentoring program, regardless of whether or not a law degree has been obtained. There are approximately 350 Justices of the Peace in Ontario.
|Hours||Intake Court: Mon-Tue, Fri 9 am-12 noon, 1 pm-4 pm * Wed-Thu 1 pm-4 pm * unless in bail court
Bail Court: Mon-Thu 2 pm * Fri 10 am
|Areas Served||Lennox and Addington County|
|Application||Call or visit website for more information.|
|Languages||English ; French - in designated areas ; Interpretive Services - can be arranged|
|Legal Status||(30) Provincial Government|
|Date Updated||27 Jan 2017|
|Service Categories||Provincial/Territorial Court Enforcement Officers ; Provincial/Territorial Superior Courts|