Criminal Code

Version of section 487.08 from 2003-01-01 to 2007-12-31:

Marginal note:Use of bodily substances — warrant
  •  (1) No person shall use bodily substances that are taken in execution of a warrant under section 487.05 or under section 196.12 of the National Defence Act except to use them for the purpose of forensic DNA analysis in the course of an investigation of a designated offence.

  • Marginal note:Use of bodily substances — order, authorization

    (1.1) No person shall use bodily substances that are taken in execution of an order under section 487.051 or 487.052, under an authorization under section 487.055 or 487.091, in execution of an order under section 196.14 or 196.15 of the National Defence Act, or under an authorization under section 196.24 of that Act except

    • (a) to use them for the purpose of forensic DNA analysis; or

    • (b) to transmit any portions of samples of those bodily substances that are not used in forensic DNA analysis to the Commissioner of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police under subsection 487.071(2).

  • Marginal note:Use of results — warrant

    (2) No person shall use the results of forensic DNA analysis of bodily substances that are taken in execution of a warrant under section 487.05 or under section 196.12 of the National Defence Act except

    • (a) in the course of an investigation of the designated offence or any other designated offence in respect of which a warrant was issued or a bodily substance was found in the circumstances described in paragraph 487.05(1)(b) or in paragraph 196.12(1)(b) of the National Defence Act; or

    • (b) in any proceeding for such an offence.

  • Marginal note:Use of results — order, authorization

    (2.1) No person shall use the results of forensic DNA analysis of bodily substances that are taken in execution of an order under section 487.051 or 487.052 or under an authorization under section 487.055 or 487.091, or in execution of an order under section 196.14 or 196.15 of the National Defence Act, or under an authorization under section 196.24 of that Act, except to transmit them to the Commissioner of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.

  • Marginal note:Offence

    (3) Every person who contravenes subsection (1) or (2) is guilty of an offence punishable on summary conviction.

  • Marginal note:Offence

    (4) Every person who contravenes subsection (1.1) or (2.1)

    • (a) is guilty of an indictable offence and liable to imprisonment for a term not exceeding two years; or

    • (b) is guilty of an offence punishable on summary conviction and liable to a fine not exceeding $2,000 or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding six months, or to both.

  • 1995, c. 27, s. 1;
  • 1998, c. 37, s. 21;
  • 2000, c. 10, s. 22.
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