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Have you found yourself in a situation where a default judgment was entered against you without the opportunity to present your side in court? There are options available, including the possibility of challenging or revoking the judgment.

Guilty by default verdict

To be eligible for a judgment revocation, you must have been found guilty by default. This essentially means that if you paid your fine or admitted guilt voluntarily, it’s not possible to later request a judgment revocation if you decide to contest the violation.

A request for revocation of judgment can only be granted if the judge is convinced that you had substantial reasons preventing you from presenting your defence. For instance, not receiving a notice of the hearing qualifies as a substantial reason.

If your request for revocation of judgment is approved

Should the judge grant your request, our team of traffic lawyers can help you prepare for a trial to present your defence or explore the possibility of negotiating a favourable resolution.

Act promptly when challenging the judgement

Once you’ve received the notice of judgment, it’s essential to get in touch with us quickly. Specific deadlines come into play, and the process that follows is closely regulated. Don’t hesitate to reach out to us as soon as possible.

What can MTL Ticket do for you?

Do you wish to request a revocation of judgment after being found guilty by default? Our team of traffic lawyers, specialists in the Highway Safety Code, can manage your entire case, from preparing the written request to representing you in court. Contact us immediately to initiate the process. We’re here to support you.

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Mélanie Gosselin


Melanie joined the Riendeau Avocats team in 2023 and is currently doing her Bar internship with the firm. She obtained her law degree from the University of Sherbrooke in 2021. Melanie was excited to join Riendeau Avocats in order to combine her passion for criminal and penal law with that of helping people in difficulty.

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Carolia Ranivoharindrano

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After earning her bachelor’s degree in Political Science at Concordia University, Carolia decided to continue her studies in Paralegal Technology at CDI College. Passionate about criminal law, she decided to join the Riendeau Avocats team to complete her internship. She loves learning more about the field of criminal and penal law from lawyers. In addition, with her many years of experience in customer service, she knows how to help clients with professionalism and rigor, in order to give the best satisfaction to the firm’s clients.
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Pascal Gilbert

Penal and Criminal Lawyer
Me Pascal Gilbert is passionate about law. Holder of a bachelor’s degree in law from the University of Montreal, in addition to a bachelor’s degree in history, Me Gilbert joined the Riendeau Avocats team as a criminal and penal lawyer. Listening to the needs of his clients, he will be able to be creative in order to explore all possible avenues throughout your legal process. Mr. Gilbert has excellent research and writing skills and is a keen learner. He wants to advance the law in the best possible direction.
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Gabrielle Lauzon

Criminal and Penal Lawyer
Bachelor of Laws under the COOP regime of the University of Sherbrooke, Me Gabrielle Lauzon joined the Riendeau Avocats team as a criminal lawyer after completed his internship. Me Lauzon shows great compassion towards everyone of its customers and always remains available to help others. Driven by her thirst for knowledge and her dynamism, she devotes herself enormously to each of her causes. to the Safety Code road.
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Me Anthoni Daoust

Penal and Criminal Lawyer
Holder of a minor in criminology from the UdM and a law degree from the UdS, Mr. Daoust is a criminal and penal lawyer, who is deeply interested in the recognition and respect of everyone’s rights. A progressive prosecutor, he engages in a practice aimed at democratizing access to justice. His analytical and negotiation skills allow him to obtain the best possible settlement in order to ensure his clients a full and complete defense.
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Me Chanèle Lecompte

Criminal and Penal Lawyer
A lawyer practicing mainly criminal and penal law, Me Chanèle Lecompte holds a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Sherbrooke. During her university career, she had the chance to do an internship with the judiciary, which allowed her to acquire the many assets that she puts forward during her representations before the courts. Passionate about criminal law, Me Lecompte will accompany you and defend you during the different stages of your case, and will listen to you.