Criminal Code

Version of section 568 from 2008-05-29 to 2019-02-28:


Marginal note:Attorney General may require trial by jury

 Even if an accused elects under section 536 or re-elects under section 561 or subsection 565(2) to be tried by a judge or provincial court judge, as the case may be, the Attorney General may 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. If 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 must be held if requested under subsection 536(4), unless one has already been held or the re-election was made under subsection 565(2).

  • R.S., 1985, c. C-46, s. 568;
  • R.S., 1985, c. 27 (1st Supp.), s. 111;
  • 2002, c. 13, s. 43;
  • 2008, c. 18, s. 24.
Date modified: