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Criminal Code

Version of section 708 from 2019-09-19 to 2020-10-05:


Marginal note:Contempt

  •  (1) A person who, being required by law to attend or remain in attendance for the purpose of giving evidence, fails, without lawful excuse, to attend or remain in attendance accordingly is guilty of contempt of court.

  • Marginal note:Punishment

    (2) A court, judge, justice or provincial court judge may deal summarily with a person who is guilty of contempt of court under this section and that person is liable to a fine not exceeding one hundred dollars or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding ninety days or to both, and may be ordered to pay the costs that are incident to the service of any process under this Part and to his detention, if any.

  • Marginal note:Form

    (3) A conviction under this section may be in Form 38 and a warrant of committal in respect of a conviction under this section may be in Form 25.

  • R.S., 1985, c. C-46, s. 708
  • R.S., 1985, c. 27 (1st Supp.), s. 203
  • 2019, c. 25, s. 289(F)
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