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Identification of Criminals Act

Version of section 2 from 2019-09-19 to 2019-12-17:


Marginal note:Fingerprints and photographs

  •  (1) The following persons may be fingerprinted or photographed or subjected to such other measurements, processes and operations having the object of identifying persons as are approved by order of the Governor in Council:

    • (a) any person who is in lawful custody charged with or convicted of

      • (i) an indictable offence, other than an offence that is designated as a contravention under the Contraventions Act in respect of which the Attorney General, within the meaning of that Act, has made an election under section 50 of that Act,

      • (ii) an offence under the Security of Information Act, or

      • (iii) an offence punishable on summary conviction if that offence may also be prosecuted as an indictable offence described in subparagraph (i);

    • (b) any person who has been apprehended under the Extradition Act;

    • (c) any person alleged to have committed an indictable offence, other than

      • (i) an offence that is designated as a contravention under the Contraventions Act in respect of which the Attorney General, within the meaning of that Act, has made an election under section 50 of that Act, who is required under subsection 501(3) or 509(5) of the Criminal Code to appear for the purposes of this Act by an appearance notice, promise to appear, recognizance or summons; or

      • (ii) an offence in respect of which proceedings were commenced by a peace officer under section 51 of the Cannabis Act;

    • (d) any person who is in lawful custody pursuant to section 83.3 of the Criminal Code.

  • Marginal note:Use of force

    (2) Such force may be used as is necessary to the effectual carrying out and application of the measurements, processes and operations described under subsection (1).

  • Marginal note:Publication

    (3) The results of the measurements, processes and operations to which a person has been subjected pursuant to subsection (1) may be published for the purpose of affording information to officers and others engaged in the execution or administration of the law.

  • R.S., 1985, c. I-1, s. 2
  • 1992, c. 47, s. 74
  • 1996, c. 7, s. 39
  • 1999, c. 18, s. 88
  • 2001, c. 41, ss. 23.1, 35
  • 2018, c. 16, s. 166
  • 2019, c. 25, s. 388
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