Marginal note:Penalty for hindering an officer
160.1 Every person who contravenes section 153.1 is guilty of an offence and, in addition to any penalty otherwise provided, is liable on summary conviction to
(a) a fine of not less than $1,000 and not more than $25,000; or
(b) both a fine described in paragraph (a) and imprisonment for a term not exceeding twelve months.
- 2001, c. 17, s. 256.
Marginal note:Summary conviction offence and punishment
161. Every person who contravenes any of the provisions of this Act not otherwise provided for in section 160 is guilty of an offence punishable on summary conviction and liable to a fine of not more than twenty-five thousand dollars and not less than one thousand dollars or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding six months or to both fine and imprisonment.
- R.S., 1985, c. 1 (2nd Supp.), s. 161;
- 2001, c. 25, s. 83.
162. A prosecution for an offence under this Act may be instituted, heard, tried or determined in the place in which the offence was committed or in which the subject-matter of the prosecution arose or in any place in which the accused is apprehended or happens to be.
Marginal note:Limitation period in summary convictions
163. Proceedings may be instituted by way of summary conviction in respect of offences under this Act at any time within but not later than three years after the time when the subject-matter of the proceedings arose.
163.1 to 163.3 [Repealed, 2001, c. 32, s. 62]
ENFORCEMENT OF CRIMINAL OFFENCES OTHER THAN OFFENCES UNDER THIS ACT
Powers of Designated Officers
Marginal note:Designation by President
163.4 (1) The President may designate any officer for the purposes of this Part and shall provide the officer with a certificate of designation.
Marginal note:Admissibility of certificate
(2) A certificate of designation is admissible in evidence as proof of an officer’s designation without proof of the signature or official character of the person appearing to have signed it.
- 1998, c. 7, s. 1;
- 2005, c. 38, s. 83.
Marginal note:Powers of designated officers
163.5 (1) In addition to the powers conferred on an officer for the enforcement of this Act, a designated officer who is at a customs office and is performing the normal duties of an officer or is acting in accordance with section 99.1 has, in relation to a criminal offence under any other Act of Parliament, the powers and obligations of a peace officer under sections 495 to 497 of the Criminal Code, and subsections 495(3) and 497(3) of that Act apply to the designated officer as if he or she were a peace officer.
Marginal note:Impaired driving offences
(2) A designated officer who is at a customs office performing the normal duties of an officer or is acting in accordance with section 99.1 has the powers and obligations of a peace officer under sections 254 and 256 of the Criminal Code. If, by demand, they require a person to provide samples of blood or breath under subsection 254(3) of that Act, or to submit to an evaluation under subsection 254(3.1) of that Act, they may also require the person to accompany a peace officer referred to in paragraph (c) of the definition “peace officer” in section 2 of that Act, for that purpose.
Marginal note:Power to detain
(3) A designated officer who arrests a person in the exercise of the powers conferred under subsection (1) may detain the person until the person can be placed in the custody of a peace officer referred to in paragraph (c) of the definition “peace officer” in section 2 of the Criminal Code.
Marginal note:Limitation on powers
(4) A designated officer may not use any power conferred on the officer for the enforcement of this Act for the sole purpose of looking for evidence of a criminal offence under any other Act of Parliament.
- 1998, c. 7, s. 1;
- 2001, c. 25, s. 84;
- 2008, c. 6, s. 59.
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