section 801(1)

SECTION WORDING

801(1) Where the defendant appears for the trial, the substance of the information laid against him shall be stated to him, and he shall be asked, (a) whether he pleads guilty or not guilty to the information, where the proceedings are in respect of an offence that is punishable on summary conviction; or (b) whether he has cause to show why an order should not be made against him, in proceedings where a justice is authorized by law to make an order.