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Criminal Code

Version of section 729.1 from 2015-03-31 to 2018-12-17:


Marginal note:Proof of certificate of analyst — bodily substance

  •  (1) In a prosecution for failure to comply with a condition in a probation order that the accused not consume drugs, alcohol or any other intoxicating substance, or in a hearing to determine whether the offender breached such a condition of a conditional sentence order, a certificate purporting to be signed by an analyst that states that the analyst has analyzed a sample of a bodily substance and that states the result of the analysis is admissible in evidence and, in the absence of evidence to the contrary, is proof of the statements contained in the certificate without proof of the signature or official character of the person who appears to have signed the certificate.

  • Definition of analyst

    (2) In this section, analyst has the same meaning as in subsection 254(1).

  • Marginal note:Notice of intention to produce certificate

    (3) No certificate shall be admitted in evidence unless the party intending to produce it has, before the trial or hearing, as the case may be, given reasonable notice and a copy of the certificate to the party against whom it is to be produced.

  • Marginal note:Requiring attendance of analyst

    (4) The party against whom a certificate of an analyst is produced may, with leave of the court, require the attendance of the analyst for cross-examination.

  • 2011, c. 7, s. 2
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