228.1. After trying a case deemed uncontested by the defendant, the judge shall render a judgment convicting the defendant of the alleged offence, unless the judge considers that the statement of offence is clearly inaccurate or affected by an irregularity other than that referred to in article 218.6, in which case the judge shall cancel the proceedings. The prosecutor may serve another statement of offence on the defendant provided that prescription has not been acquired.
The time prescribed in section 592.1 or 592.5 of the Highway Safety Code (chapter C-24.2) for sending a statement of offence does not apply to that other statement of offence to the extent that the prosecutor complied with all the requirements of that section when sending the statement of offence which instituted the proceedings that were cancelled.
If the defendant is convicted, the judge shall impose the fine prescribed by law and the costs determined by regulation.
2005, c. 27, s. 14; 2015, c. 26, s. 18.