You must go to court if you receive an appearance notice or summons. An appearance notice is given to people who are required to testify in a criminal trial on a specific day and time. A summons is given to someone charged with a crime, requiring them to appear in court on a specific day and time.
Put the date in your calendar. If you need more information relating to an appearance notice, consider contacting the Lawyer Referral Service. If you receive a summons, talk to a lawyer. If you do not have one, contact Legal Aid BC to inquire about getting a lawyer to represent you. Read more about appearance notice and summons on the BC government website or from People’s Law School.