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Criminal Code

Version of section 487.053 from 2019-09-19 to 2020-03-05:

Marginal note:Timing of order

  •  (1) The court may make an order under section 487.051 authorizing the taking of samples of bodily substances when it imposes a sentence on a person, finds the person not criminally responsible on account of mental disorder or directs that they be discharged under section 730.

  • Marginal note:Hearing

    (2) If the court does not consider the matter at that time, it

    • (a) shall, within 90 days after the day on which it imposes the sentence, makes the finding or directs that the person be discharged, set a date for a hearing to do so;

    • (b) retains jurisdiction over the matter; and

    • (c) may require the person to appear by closed-circuit television or videoconference, as long as the person is given the opportunity to communicate privately with counsel if they are represented by counsel.

  • 1998, c. 37, s. 17
  • 2000, c. 10, s. 14
  • 2005, c. 25, s. 4
  • 2007, c. 22, s. 3
  • 2019, c. 25, s. 198
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