In force: 2020-12-30
126. Penal proceedings for an offence under a provision of this Act or the regulations may be instituted by a local municipality if the offence is committed in its territory.
Proceedings in respect of such an offence committed in the territory of a municipality may be instituted before the competent municipal court, if applicable.
Despite section 125, the fine belongs to the municipality if the municipality has instituted the penal proceedings.
The costs relating to proceedings instituted before a municipal court belong to the municipality to which the court is attached, except for the part of the costs remitted to another prosecuting party by the collector under article 345.2 of the Code of Penal Procedure (chapter C-25.1) and except for the costs payable to the defendant or imposed on the municipality under article 223 of that Code.