Criminal Code (R.S.C., 1985, c. C-46)

Act current to 2015-08-04 and last amended on 2015-07-23. Previous Versions

Endorsement of Warrant

Marginal note:Endorsing warrant
  •  (1) Where a warrant for the arrest or committal of an accused, in any form set out in Part XXVIII in relation thereto, cannot be executed in accordance with section 514 or 703, a justice within whose jurisdiction the accused is or is believed to be shall, on application and proof on oath or by affidavit of the signature of the justice who issued the warrant, authorize the arrest of the accused within his jurisdiction by making an endorsement, which may be in Form 28, on the warrant.

  • Marginal note:Copy of affidavit or warrant

    (1.1) A copy of an affidavit or warrant submitted by a means of telecommunication that produces a writing has the same probative force as the original for the purposes of subsection (1).

  • Marginal note:Effect of endorsement

    (2) An endorsement that is made on a warrant pursuant to subsection (1) is sufficient authority to the peace officers to whom it was originally directed, and to all peace officers within the territorial jurisdiction of the justice by whom it is endorsed, to execute the warrant and to take the accused before the justice who issued the warrant or before any other justice for the same territorial division.

  • R.S., 1985, c. C-46, s. 528;
  • R.S., 1985, c. 27 (1st Supp.), s. 93;
  • 1994, c. 44, s. 51.

Powers to Enter Dwelling-houses to Carry out Arrests

Marginal note:Including authorization to enter in warrant of arrest
  •  (1) A warrant to arrest or apprehend a person issued by a judge or justice under this or any other Act of Parliament may authorize a peace officer, subject to subsection (2), to enter a dwelling-house described in the warrant for the purpose of arresting or apprehending the person if the judge or justice is satisfied by information on oath in writing that there are reasonable grounds to believe that the person is or will be present in the dwelling-house.

  • Marginal note:Execution

    (2) An authorization to enter a dwelling-house granted under subsection (1) is subject to the condition that the peace officer may not enter the dwelling-house unless the peace officer has, immediately before entering the dwelling-house, reasonable grounds to believe that the person to be arrested or apprehended is present in the dwelling-house.

  • R.S., 1985, c. C-46, s. 529;
  • 1994, c. 44, s. 52;
  • 1997, c. 39, s. 2.
Marginal note:Warrant to enter dwelling-house

 A judge or justice may issue a warrant in Form 7.1 authorizing a peace officer to enter a dwelling-house described in the warrant for the purpose of arresting or apprehending a person identified or identifiable by the warrant if the judge or justice is satisfied by information on oath that there are reasonable grounds to believe that the person is or will be present in the dwelling-house and that

  • (a) a warrant referred to in this or any other Act of Parliament to arrest or apprehend the person is in force anywhere in Canada;

  • (b) grounds exist to arrest the person without warrant under paragraph 495(1)(a) or (b) or section 672.91; or

  • (c) grounds exist to arrest or apprehend without warrant the person under an Act of Parliament, other than this Act.

  • 1997, c. 39, s. 2;
  • 2002, c. 13, s. 23.