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An Act to amend the Criminal Code (justification for detention in custody) (S.C. 2010, c. 20)

Assented to 2010-12-15

An Act to amend the Criminal Code (justification for detention in custody)

S.C. 2010, c. 20

Assented to 2010-12-15

An Act to amend the Criminal Code (justification for detention in custody)

SUMMARY

This enactment amends the Criminal Code to provide that the detention of an accused in custody may be justified where it is necessary for the protection or safety of the public, including any person under the age of 18 years.

R.S., c. C-46

Her Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate and House of Commons of Canada, enacts as follows:

 Paragraph 515(10)(b) of the Criminal Code is replaced by the following:

  • (b) where the detention is necessary for the protection or safety of the public, including any victim of or witness to the offence, or any person under the age of 18 years, having regard to all the circumstances including any substantial likelihood that the accused will, if released from custody, commit a criminal offence or interfere with the administration of justice; and

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