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Criminal Code (R.S.C., 1985, c. C-46)

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Act current to 2019-11-19 and last amended on 2019-09-19. Previous Versions

FORM 6(Sections 493, 508 and 512)Summons to a Person Charged with an Offence

Canada,

Province of blank line,

(territorial division).

To A.B., of blank line, (occupation):

Because you have this day been charged with (set out briefly the offence in respect of which the accused is charged);

Therefore, you are ordered, in Her Majesty’s name:

  • (a) to attend court on blank line(date)blank lineblank lineblank line, at blank line(hour), at (place)blank line or before any justice for the (territorial division) who is there, and to attend court at any time after as required by the court, in order to be dealt with according to law; and

  • (b) to appear on blank line(date)blank line, at blank line (hour), at (place)blank line, for the purposes of the Identification of Criminals Act. (Ignore if not filled in).

You are warned that failure without lawful excuse to attend court in accordance with this summons is an offence under subsection 145(4) of the Criminal Code.

Subsection 145(4) of the Criminal Code states as follows:

  • “(4) Every person who is served with a summons and who fails, without lawful excuse, to appear at the time and place stated in it for the purposes of the Identification of Criminals Act or to attend court in accordance with it, is guilty of

    • (a) an indictable offence and is liable to imprisonment for a term not exceeding two years; or

    • (b) an offence punishable on summary conviction.”

Section 510 of the Criminal Code states as follows:

  • “510 Where an accused who is required by a summons to appear at a time and place stated therein for the purposes of the Identification of Criminals Act does not appear at that time and place, a justice may issue a warrant for the arrest of the accused for the offence with which he is charged.”

Dated (date)blank line, at blank line(place).

(Signature of judge, justice or clerk of the court)

  • R.S., 1985, c. C-46, Form 6
  • R.S., 1985, c. 27 (1st Supp.), s.184
  • 2018, c. 29, s. 69
  • 2019, c. 25, s. 334
 
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