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Version of section 497 from 2019-12-18 to 2022-07-25:


Marginal note:Issue of appearance notice by peace officer

 If, by virtue of subsection 495(2), a peace officer does not arrest a person, they 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 they are punishable on summary conviction; or

  • (c) an offence punishable on summary conviction.

  • R.S., 1985, c. C-46, s. 497
  • 1999, c. 25, s. 3(Preamble)
  • 2019, c. 25, s. 212
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