250. Where a defendant convicted by default was, for a serious reason, prevented from submitting his defence, he may apply for revocation of judgment to the judge who rendered it or, if he is not available or does not have jurisdiction to hear an application for revocation, to a judge having jurisdiction to render such a judgment in the judicial district where the judgment was rendered.
Where the judgment was rendered in the district contemplated in the second paragraph of article 187 or the second paragraph of article 218.3, the application for revocation of judgment may also be made in the district where proceedings were instituted.
1987, c. 96, a. 250; 2005, c. 27, s. 16.