Maria-Anita Lovell Professional Corporation


POA refers to the Provincial Offences Act.

Provincial Offences are non-criminal or quasi-criminal laws made by the Province of Ontario. The Provincial Offences Act is a provincial statue that sets out procedures for the prosecution of offences under provincial statutes, regulations and municipal by-laws.

There are three different types of provincial offence notices:

  • A Part I notice is a ticket that is issued to an individual
  • A Part II notice is a parking infraction, and
  • A Part III notice is a summons (including a court date).

Provincial Offence infractions are primarily laid by the police, including those committed under the Highway Traffic Act, such as speeding, careless driving, or not wearing your seat belt.

Some other laws that fall under Provincial Offences:

  • Compulsory Automobile Insurance Act (such as failing to surrender your insurance card, or possessing a fake or invalid insurance card)
  • Liquor License Act (such as being intoxicated in a public place, or selling alcohol to a minor)
  • Trespass to Property Act (such as entering premises when entry is prohibited)
  • Infractions to City by-laws

We will appear in court on your behalf to represent you and provide the merits of your defence.