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Version of section 496 from 2003-01-01 to 2019-12-17:

Marginal note:Issue of appearance notice by peace officer

 Where, by virtue of subsection 495(2), a peace officer does not arrest a person, he may issue an appearance notice to the person if the offence is

  • (a) an indictable offence mentioned in section 553;

  • (b) an offence for which the person may be prosecuted by indictment or for which he is punishable on summary conviction; or

  • (c) an offence punishable on summary conviction.

  • R.S., c. C-34, s. 451
  • R.S., c. 2(2nd Supp.), s. 5

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