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Criminal Code (R.S.C., 1985, c. C-46)

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Act current to 2021-11-17 and last amended on 2021-08-27. Previous Versions

Marginal note:Possession of break-in instrument

  •  (1) Every person who, without lawful excuse, has in their possession any instrument suitable for the purpose of breaking into any place, motor vehicle, vault or safe knowing that the instrument has been used or is intended to be used for that purpose,

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

    • (b) is guilty of an offence punishable on summary conviction.

  • Marginal note:Disguise with intent

    (2) Every person who, with intent to commit an indictable offence, has their face masked or coloured or is otherwise disguised is guilty of

    • (a) an indictable offence and liable to imprisonment for a term of not more than 10 years; or

    • (b) an offence punishable on summary conviction.

  • R.S., 1985, c. C-46, s. 351
  • R.S., 1985, c. 27 (1st Supp.), s. 48
  • 2008, c. 18, s. 9
  • 2018, c. 29, s. 37
  • 2019, c. 25, s. 128
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