Criminal Code

Version of section 462.43 from 2004-04-22 to 2017-05-17:

Marginal note:Residual disposal of property seized or dealt with pursuant to special warrants or restraint orders
  •  (1) Where property has been seized under a warrant issued pursuant to section 462.32, a restraint order has been made under section 462.33 in relation to any property or a recognizance has been entered into pursuant to paragraph 462.34(4)(a) in relation to any property and a judge, on application made to the judge by the Attorney General or any person having an interest in the property or on the judge’s own motion, after notice given to the Attorney General and any other person having an interest in the property, is satisfied that the property will no longer be required for the purpose of section 462.37, 462.38 or any other provision of this or any other Act of Parliament respecting forfeiture or for the purpose of any investigation or as evidence in any proceeding, the judge

    • (a) in the case of a restraint order, shall revoke the order;

    • (b) in the case of a recognizance, shall cancel the recognizance; and

    • (c) in the case of property seized under a warrant issued pursuant to section 462.32 or property under the control of a person appointed pursuant to paragraph 462.331(1)(a),

      • (i) if possession of it by the person from whom it was taken is lawful, shall order that it be returned to that person,

      • (ii) if possession of it by the person from whom it was taken is unlawful and the lawful owner or person who is lawfully entitled to its possession is known, shall order that it be returned to the lawful owner or the person who is lawfully entitled to its possession, or

      • (iii) if possession of it by the person from whom it was taken is unlawful and the lawful owner or person who is lawfully entitled to its possession is not known, may order that it be forfeited to Her Majesty, to be disposed of as the Attorney General directs, or otherwise dealt with in accordance with the law.

  • Marginal note:Property outside Canada

    (2) An order may be issued under this section in respect of property situated outside Canada, with any modifications that the circumstances require.

  • R.S., 1985, c. 42 (4th Supp.), s. 2;
  • 2001, c. 32, s. 24;
  • 2004, c. 12, s. 7.
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