Criminal Code

Version of section 487.06 from 2003-01-01 to 2007-12-31:

Marginal note:Investigative procedures
  •  (1) A peace officer or another person under the direction of a peace officer is authorized to take samples of bodily substances from a person by a warrant under section 487.05 or an order under section 487.051 or 487.052 or an authorization under section 487.055 or 487.091, by any of the following means:

    • (a) the plucking of individual hairs from the person, including the root sheath;

    • (b) the taking of buccal swabs by swabbing the lips, tongue and inside cheeks of the mouth to collect epithelial cells; or

    • (c) the taking of blood by pricking the skin surface with a sterile lancet.

  • Marginal note:Terms and conditions

    (2) The warrant, order or authorization shall include any terms and conditions that the provincial court judge or court, as the case may be, considers advisable to ensure that the taking of the samples authorized by the warrant, order or authorization is reasonable in the circumstances.

  • Marginal note:Fingerprints

    (3) A peace officer, or any person acting under a peace officer’s direction, who is authorized to take samples of bodily substances from a person by an order under section 487.051 or 487.052 or an authorization under section 487.055 or 487.091 may take fingerprints from the person for the purpose of the DNA Identification Act.

  • 1995, c. 27, s. 1;
  • 1998, c. 37, s. 18;
  • 2000, c. 10, s. 19.
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