If You Receive an Appearance Notice or Summons

This script explains what an appearance notice and a summons are, the difference between an appearance notice and a summons, and what to do if you get either of them.

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produced by
The Canadian Bar Association, BC Branch (CBABC)
produced in
2015
last reviewed
March 2018 i Last date reviewed by a qualified expert to ensure content up-to-date. See "Tips" in Clicklaw content criteria (bottom of pageside menu) for details.
resource type
basics
tags
appearance notice, summons, appear in court, answer to a criminal charge, suspect of a crime, arrest, local police station, fingerprint, first appearance date, prosecutor, particulars, Dial-A-Law
other formats
audio/podcast