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Criminal Code (R.S.C., 1985, c. C-46)

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Marginal note:Making of probation order

  •  (1) Where a person is convicted of an offence, a court may, having regard to the age and character of the offender, the nature of the offence and the circumstances surrounding its commission,

    • (a) if no minimum punishment is prescribed by law, suspend the passing of sentence and direct that the offender be released on the conditions prescribed in a probation order; or

    • (b) in addition to fining or sentencing the offender to imprisonment for a term not exceeding two years, direct that the offender comply with the conditions prescribed in a probation order.

  • Marginal note:Idem

    (2) A court may also make a probation order where it discharges an accused under subsection 730(1).

  • (3.1) [Repealed, 1997, c. 17, s. 1]

  • R.S., 1985, c. C-46, s. 731
  • 1992, c. 1, s. 58, c. 20, s. 200
  • 1995, c. 22, s. 6
  • 1997, c. 17, s. 1
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