69. Proof of the acquittal or conviction of the defendant, of the withdrawal or of the dismissal of a count, of the judicial stay or cancellation of proceedings or of the suspension of proceedings may be established by means of a certificate attesting such fact, signed by the judge who rendered the judgment or decision or by the clerk who entered it in the minutes or by means of a copy, certified by the court clerk, of the judgment, decision or minutes.
In the case of a conviction under article 165, proof of the judgment may be established by the prosecutor by means of a document attesting receipt of the plea of guilty or payment, by the defendant, of the whole amount of the fine and costs requested.
Proof of a stay of proceedings ordered by the Attorney General or by the Director of Criminal and Penal Prosecutions may be established by means of a certificate attesting such fact, signed by the clerk who entered the order in the minutes or by means of a copy of the minutes, certified by the court clerk.
The certificate or the copy of the minutes attesting the dismissal of a count, the judicial stay of proceedings or the suspension of proceedings must set out the grounds therefor.
1987, c. 96, a. 69; 1992, c. 61, s. 5; 2005, c. 27, s. 2; 2005, c. 34, s. 86.