Criminal Code (R.S.C., 1985, c. C-46)

Act current to 2015-11-16 and last amended on 2015-07-23. Previous Versions

Marginal note:Variation of undertaking or recognizance

 An undertaking or recognizance pursuant to which the accused was released that has been entered into under section 499, 503 or 515 may, with the written consent of the prosecutor, be varied, and where so varied, is deemed to have been entered into pursuant to section 515.

  • 1997, c. 18, s. 60.
Marginal note:Remand in custody
  •  (1) A justice may, before or at any time during the course of any proceedings under section 515, on application by the prosecutor or the accused, adjourn the proceedings and remand the accused to custody in prison by warrant in Form 19, but no adjournment shall be for more than three clear days except with the consent of the accused.

  • Marginal note:Detention pending bail hearing

    (2) A justice who remands an accused to custody under subsection (1) or subsection 515(11) may order that the accused abstain from communicating, directly or indirectly, with any victim, witness or other person identified in the order, except in accordance with any conditions specified in the order that the justice considers necessary.

  • R.S., 1985, c. C-46, s. 516;
  • 1999, c. 5, s. 22, c. 25, s. 31(Preamble).
Marginal note:Order directing matters not to be published for specified period
  •  (1) If the prosecutor or the accused intends to show cause under section 515, he or she shall so state to the justice and the justice may, and shall on application by the accused, before or at any time during the course of the proceedings under that section, make an order directing that the evidence taken, the information given or the representations made and the reasons, if any, given or to be given by the justice shall not be published in any document, or broadcast or transmitted in any way before such time as

    • (a) if a preliminary inquiry is held, the accused in respect of whom the proceedings are held is discharged; or

    • (b) if the accused in respect of whom the proceedings are held is tried or ordered to stand trial, the trial is ended.

  • Marginal note:Failure to comply

    (2) Every one who fails without lawful excuse, the proof of which lies on him, to comply with an order made under subsection (1) is guilty of an offence punishable on summary conviction.

  • (3) [Repealed, 2005, c. 32, s. 17]

  • R.S., 1985, c. C-46, s. 517;
  • R.S., 1985, c. 27 (1st Supp.), s. 101(E);
  • 2005, c. 32, s. 17.
Marginal note:Inquiries to be made by justice and evidence
  •  (1) In any proceedings under section 515,

    • (a) the justice may, subject to paragraph (b), make such inquiries, on oath or otherwise, of and concerning the accused as he considers desirable;

    • (b) the accused shall not be examined by the justice or any other person except counsel for the accused respecting the offence with which the accused is charged, and no inquiry shall be made of the accused respecting that offence by way of cross-examination unless the accused has testified respecting the offence;

    • (c) the prosecutor may, in addition to any other relevant evidence, lead evidence

      • (i) to prove that the accused has previously been convicted of a criminal offence,

      • (ii) to prove that the accused has been charged with and is awaiting trial for another criminal offence,

      • (iii) to prove that the accused has previously committed an offence under section 145, or

      • (iv) to show the circumstances of the alleged offence, particularly as they relate to the probability of conviction of the accused;

    • (d) the justice may take into consideration any relevant matters agreed on by the prosecutor and the accused or his counsel;

    • (d.1) the justice may receive evidence obtained as a result of an interception of a private communication under and within the meaning of Part VI, in writing, orally or in the form of a recording and, for the purposes of this section, subsection 189(5) does not apply to that evidence;

    • (d.2) the justice shall take into consideration any evidence submitted regarding the need to ensure the safety or security of any victim of or witness to an offence; and

    • (e) the justice may receive and base his decision on evidence considered credible or trustworthy by him in the circumstances of each case.

  • Marginal note:Release pending sentence

    (2) Where, before or at any time during the course of any proceedings under section 515, the accused pleads guilty and that plea is accepted, the justice may make any order provided for in this Part for the release of the accused until the accused is sentenced.

  • R.S., 1985, c. C-46, s. 518;
  • R.S., 1985, c. 27 (1st Supp.), ss. 84, 185(F);
  • 1994, c. 44, s. 45;
  • 1999, c. 25, s. 9(Preamble).