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Version of section 487.08 from 2019-09-19 to 2024-02-06:


Marginal note:Use of bodily substances — warrant

  •  (1) No person shall use bodily substances that are taken in execution of a warrant under section 487.05 or under section 196.12 of the National Defence Act except to use them for the purpose of forensic DNA analysis in the course of an investigation of a designated offence.

  • Marginal note:Use of bodily substances — order, authorization

    (1.1) No person shall use bodily substances that are taken in execution of an order made under section 487.051 of this Act or section 196.14 of the National Defence Act, or under an authorization granted under section 487.055 or 487.091 of this Act or section 196.24 of the National Defence Act, except to transmit them to the Commissioner of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police for the purpose of forensic DNA analysis in accordance with the DNA Identification Act.

  • Marginal note:Use of results — warrant

    (2) No person shall use the results of forensic DNA analysis of bodily substances that are taken in execution of a warrant under section 487.05 or under section 196.12 of the National Defence Act except

    • (a) in the course of an investigation of the designated offence or any other designated offence in respect of which a warrant was issued or a bodily substance was found in the circumstances described in paragraph 487.05(1)(b) or in paragraph 196.12(1)(b) of the National Defence Act; or

    • (b) in any proceeding for such an offence.

  • (2.1) [Repealed, 2005, c. 25, s. 9]

  • Marginal note:Offence

    (3) Every person who contravenes subsection (1) or (2) is guilty of an offence punishable on summary conviction.

  • Marginal note:Offence

    (4) Every person who contravenes subsection (1.1)

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

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

  • 1995, c. 27, s. 1
  • 1998, c. 37, s. 21
  • 2000, c. 10, s. 22
  • 2005, c. 25, s. 9
  • 2007, c. 22, s. 19
  • 2019, c. 25, s. 200

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