Criminal Code (R.S.C., 1985, c. C-46)

Act current to 2015-08-30 and last amended on 2015-07-23. Previous Versions

Prohibition Orders

Marginal note:Mandatory prohibition order
  •  (1) Where a person is convicted, or discharged under section 730, of

    • (a) an indictable offence in the commission of which violence against a person was used, threatened or attempted and for which the person may be sentenced to imprisonment for ten years or more,

    • (a.1) an indictable offence in the commission of which violence was used, threatened or attempted against

      • (i) the person’s current or former intimate partner,

      • (ii) a child or parent of the person or of anyone referred to in subparagraph (i), or

      • (iii) any person who resides with the person or with anyone referred to in subparagraph (i) or (ii),

    • (b) an offence under subsection 85(1) (using firearm in commission of offence), subsection 85(2) (using imitation firearm in commission of offence), 95(1) (possession of prohibited or restricted firearm with ammunition), 99(1) (weapons trafficking), 100(1) (possession for purpose of weapons trafficking), 102(1) (making automatic firearm), 103(1) (importing or exporting knowing it is unauthorized) or section 264 (criminal harassment),

    • (c) an offence relating to the contravention of subsection 5(1) or (2), 6(1) or (2) or 7(1) of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act, or

    • (d) an offence that involves, or the subject-matter of which is, a firearm, a cross-bow, a prohibited weapon, a restricted weapon, a prohibited device, any ammunition, any prohibited ammunition or an explosive substance and, at the time of the offence, the person was prohibited by any order made under this Act or any other Act of Parliament from possessing any such thing,

    the court that sentences the person or directs that the person be discharged, as the case may be, shall, in addition to any other punishment that may be imposed for that offence or any other condition prescribed in the order of discharge, make an order prohibiting the person from possessing any firearm, cross-bow, prohibited weapon, restricted weapon, prohibited device, ammunition, prohibited ammunition and explosive substance during the period specified in the order as determined in accordance with subsection (2) or (3), as the case may be.

  • Marginal note:Duration of prohibition order — first offence

    (2) An order made under subsection (1) shall, in the case of a first conviction for or discharge from the offence to which the order relates, prohibit the person from possessing

    • (a) any firearm, other than a prohibited firearm or restricted firearm, and any crossbow, restricted weapon, ammunition and explosive substance during the period that

      • (i) begins on the day on which the order is made, and

      • (ii) ends not earlier than ten years after the person’s release from imprisonment after conviction for the offence or, if the person is not then imprisoned or subject to imprisonment, after the person’s conviction for or discharge from the offence; and

    • (b) any prohibited firearm, restricted firearm, prohibited weapon, prohibited device and prohibited ammunition for life.

  • Marginal note:Duration of prohibition order — subsequent offences

    (3) An order made under subsection (1) shall, in any case other than a case described in subsection (2), prohibit the person from possessing any firearm, cross-bow, restricted weapon, ammunition and explosive substance for life.

  • Definition of “release from imprisonment”

    (4) In subparagraph (2)(a)(ii), “release from imprisonment” means release from confinement by reason of expiration of sentence, commencement of statutory release or grant of parole.

  • Marginal note:Application of ss. 113 to 117

    (5) Sections 113 to 117 apply in respect of every order made under subsection (1).

  • R.S., 1985, c. C-46, s. 109;
  • R.S., 1985, c. 27 (1st Supp.), s. 185(F);
  • 1991, c. 40, s. 21;
  • 1995, c. 39, ss. 139, 190;
  • 1996, c. 19, s. 65.1;
  • 2003, c. 8, s. 4;
  • 2015, c. 27, s. 30.