Criminal Code (R.S.C., 1985, c. C-46)

Act current to 2014-04-02 and last amended on 2013-12-12. Previous Versions

Marginal note:Money or other valuable security to be deposited with justice

 If a person has, under paragraph 498(1)(d) or 499(1)(c), deposited any sum of money or other valuable security with the officer in charge, the officer in charge shall, without delay after the deposit, cause the money or valuable security to be delivered to a justice for deposit with the justice.

  • R.S., 1985, c. C-46, s. 500;
  • 1999, c. 5, s. 20, c. 25, s. 6(Preamble).
Marginal note:Contents of appearance notice, promise to appear and recognizance
  •  (1) An appearance notice issued by a peace officer or a promise to appear given to, or a recognizance entered into before, an officer in charge or another peace officer shall

    • (a) set out the name of the accused;

    • (b) set out the substance of the offence that the accused is alleged to have committed; and

    • (c) require the accused to attend court at a time and place to be stated therein and to attend thereafter as required by the court in order to be dealt with according to law.

  • Marginal note:Idem

    (2) An appearance notice issued by a peace officer or a promise to appear given to, or a recognizance entered into before, an officer in charge or another peace officer shall set out the text of subsections 145(5) and (6) and section 502.

  • Marginal note:Attendance for purposes of Identification of Criminals Act

    (3) An appearance notice issued by a peace officer or a promise to appear given to, or a recognizance entered into before, an officer in charge or another peace officer may require the accused to appear at a time and place stated in it for the purposes of the Identification of Criminals Act, where the accused is alleged to have committed an indictable offence and, in the case of an offence designated as a contravention under the Contraventions Act, the Attorney General, within the meaning of that Act, has not made an election under section 50 of that Act.

  • Marginal note:Signature of accused

    (4) An accused shall be requested to sign in duplicate his appearance notice, promise to appear or recognizance and, whether or not he complies with that request, one of the duplicates shall be given to the accused, but if the accused fails or refuses to sign, the lack of his signature does not invalidate the appearance notice, promise to appear or recognizance, as the case may be.

  • (5) [Repealed, 2008, c. 18, s. 15]

  • R.S., 1985, c. C-46, s. 501;
  • R.S., 1985, c. 27 (1st Supp.), s. 76;
  • 1992, c. 47, s. 69;
  • 1994, c. 44, ss. 41, 94;
  • 1996, c. 7, s. 38;
  • 2008, c. 18, s. 15.
Marginal note:Failure to appear

 Where an accused who is required by an appearance notice or promise to appear or by a recognizance entered into before an officer in charge or another peace officer to appear at a time and place stated therein for the purposes of the Identification of Criminals Act does not appear at that time and place, a justice may, where the appearance notice, promise to appear or recognizance has been confirmed by a justice under section 508, issue a warrant for the arrest of the accused for the offence with which the accused is charged.

  • R.S., 1985, c. C-46, s. 502;
  • 1992, c. 47, s. 70;
  • 1996, c. 7, s. 38;
  • 1997, c. 18, s. 54.