Criminal Code (R.S.C., 1985, c. C-46)

Act current to 2015-07-09 and last amended on 2015-06-23. Previous Versions

Marginal note:Assaulting a peace officer
  •  (1) Every one commits an offence who

    • (a) assaults a public officer or peace officer engaged in the execution of his duty or a person acting in aid of such an officer;

    • (b) assaults a person with intent to resist or prevent the lawful arrest or detention of himself or another person; or

    • (c) assaults a person

      • (i) who is engaged in the lawful execution of a process against lands or goods or in making a lawful distress or seizure, or

      • (ii) with intent to rescue anything taken under lawful process, distress or seizure.

  • Marginal note:Punishment

    (2) Every one who commits an offence under subsection (1) is guilty of

    • (a) an indictable offence and is liable to imprisonment for a term not exceeding five years; or

    • (b) an offence punishable on summary conviction.

  • R.S., c. C-34, s. 246;
  • 1972, c. 13, s. 22;
  • 1980-81-82-83, c. 125, s. 19.
Marginal note:Assaulting peace officer with weapon or causing bodily harm
  •  (1) Everyone commits an offence who, in committing an assault referred to in section 270,

    • (a) carries, uses or threatens to use a weapon or an imitation of one; or

    • (b) causes bodily harm to the complainant.

  • Marginal note:Punishment

    (2) Everyone who commits an offence under subsection (1) is guilty of

    • (a) an indictable offence and liable to imprisonment for a term of not more than 10 years; or

    • (b) an offence punishable on summary conviction and liable to imprisonment for a term of not more than 18 months.

  • 2009, c. 22, s. 9.
Marginal note:Aggravated assault of peace officer

 Everyone who, in committing an assault referred to in section 270, wounds, maims, disfigures or endangers the life of the complainant is guilty of an indictable offence and liable to imprisonment for a term of not more than 14 years.

  • 2009, c. 22, s. 9.
Marginal note:Sentences to be served consecutively

 A sentence imposed on a person for an offence under subsection 270(1) or 270.01(1) or section 270.02 committed against a law enforcement officer, as defined in subsection 445.01(4), shall be served consecutively to any other punishment imposed on the person for an offence arising out of the same event or series of events.

  • 2015, c. 34, s. 2.