Criminal Code

Version of section 568 from 2003-01-01 to 2004-05-31:


Marginal note:Attorney General may require trial by jury

 The Attorney General may, notwithstanding that an accused elects under section 536 or re-elects under section 561 to be tried by a judge or provincial court judge, as the case may be, require the accused to be tried by a court composed of a judge and jury, unless the alleged offence is one that is punishable with imprisonment for five years or less, and where the Attorney General so requires, a judge or provincial court judge has no jurisdiction to try the accused under this Part and a preliminary inquiry shall be held before a justice unless a preliminary inquiry has been held prior to the requirement by the Attorney General that the accused be tried by a court composed of a judge and jury.

  • R.S., 1985, c. C-46, s. 568;
  • R.S., 1985, c. 27 (1st Supp.), s. 111.
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