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Version of section 574 from 2019-09-19 to 2024-04-01:


Marginal note:Prosecutor may prefer indictment

  •  (1) Subject to subsection (3), the prosecutor may, whether the charges were included in one information or not, prefer an indictment against any person who has been ordered to stand trial in respect of

    • (a) any charge on which that person was ordered to stand trial; or

    • (b) any charge founded on the facts disclosed by the evidence taken on the preliminary inquiry, in addition to or in substitution for any charge on which that person was ordered to stand trial.

  • Marginal note:Preferring indictment when no preliminary inquiry

    (1.1) If a person has not requested a preliminary inquiry under subsection 536(4) or 536.1(3) into the charge or was not entitled to make such a request, the prosecutor may, subject to subsection (3), prefer an indictment against a person in respect of a charge set out in an information or informations, or any included charge, at any time after the person has made an election, re-election or deemed election on the information or informations.

  • Marginal note:Preferring single indictment

    (1.2) If indictments may be preferred under both subsections (1) and (1.1), the prosecutor may prefer a single indictment in respect of one or more charges referred to in subsection (1) combined with one or more charges or included charges referred to in subsection (1.1).

  • Marginal note:Consent to inclusion of other charges

    (2) An indictment preferred under any of subsections (1) to (1.2) may, if the accused consents, include a charge that is not referred to in those subsections, and the offence charged may be dealt with, tried and determined and punished in all respects as if it were an offence in respect of which the accused had been ordered to stand trial. However, if the offence was committed wholly in a province other than that in which the accused is before the court, subsection 478(3) applies.

  • Marginal note:Private prosecutor requires consent

    (3) In a prosecution conducted by a prosecutor other than the Attorney General and in which the Attorney General does not intervene, an indictment may not be preferred under any of subsections (1) to (1.2) before a court without the written order of a judge of that court.

  • R.S., 1985, c. C-46, s. 574
  • R.S., 1985, c. 27 (1st Supp.), s. 113
  • 2002, c. 13, s. 45
  • 2019, c. 25, s. 263

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