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Version of section 523 from 2019-12-18 to 2024-05-28:


Marginal note:Period for which appearance notice, etc., continues in force

  •  (1) If an accused, in respect of an offence with which they are charged, has not been taken into custody or has been released from custody under any provision of this Part, the appearance notice, summons, undertaking or release order issued to, given or entered into by the accused continues in force, subject to its terms, and applies in respect of any new information charging the same offence or an included offence that was received after the appearance notice, summons, undertaking or release order was issued, given or entered into,

    • (a) where the accused was released from custody pursuant to an order of a judge made under subsection 522(3), until his trial is completed; or

    • (b) in any other case,

      • (i) until his trial is completed, and

      • (ii) where the accused is, at his trial, determined to be guilty of the offence, until a sentence within the meaning of section 673 is imposed on the accused unless, at the time the accused is determined to be guilty, the court, judge or justice orders that the accused be taken into custody pending such sentence.

  • Marginal note:When new information is received

    (1.1) If an accused is charged with an offence and a new information, charging the same offence or an included offence, is received while the accused is subject to an order for detention, release order, appearance notice, summons or undertaking, section 507 or 508, as the case may be, does not apply in respect of the new information and the order for detention, release order, appearance notice, summons or undertaking applies in respect of the new information.

  • Marginal note:When direct indictment preferred

    (1.2) If an accused is charged with an offence, and an indictment is preferred under section 577 charging the same offence or an included offence while the accused is subject to an order for detention, release order, appearance notice, summons or undertaking, the order for detention, release order, appearance notice, summons or undertaking applies in respect of the indictment.

  • Marginal note:Order vacating previous order for release or detention

    (2) Despite subsections (1) to (1.2),

    • (a) the court, judge or justice before which or whom an accused is being tried, at any time,

    • (b) the justice, on completion of the preliminary inquiry in relation to an offence for which an accused is ordered to stand trial, other than an offence listed in section 469, or

    • (c) with the consent of the prosecutor and the accused or, where the accused or the prosecutor applies to vacate an order that would otherwise apply pursuant to subsection (1.1), without such consent, at any time

      • (i) where the accused is charged with an offence other than an offence listed in section 469, the justice by whom an order was made under this Part or any other justice,

      • (ii) where the accused is charged with an offence listed in section 469, a judge of or a judge presiding in a superior court of criminal jurisdiction for the province, or

      • (iii) the court, judge or justice before which or whom an accused is to be tried,

      may, on cause being shown, vacate any order previously made under this Part for the interim release or detention of the accused and make any other order provided for in this Part for the detention or release of the accused until his trial is completed that the court, judge or justice considers to be warranted.

  • Marginal note:Provisions applicable to proceedings under subsection (2)

    (3) The provisions of sections 517, 518 and 519 apply, with such modifications as the circumstances require, in respect of any proceedings under subsection (2), except that subsection 518(2) does not apply in respect of an accused who is charged with an offence listed in section 469.

  • R.S., 1985, c. C-46, s. 523
  • R.S., 1985, c. 27 (1st Supp.), s. 89
  • 2011, c. 16, s. 2
  • 2019, c. 25, s. 233

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