Organizations: Failure to Appear or Attend

Because organizations cannot appear personally in court, the Code provides in subsection 556(1) that an organization, which includes a corporation, may appear by counsel or agent, and, if it fails to do so, and it is proved that a summons was served properly on the organization, the Judge may either conduct an ex parte trial or a preliminary inquiry depending on the nature of the charge.

2022 Criminal Trial Strategies - Patrick J Ducharme

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