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Youth Criminal Justice Act

Version of section 20 from 2019-06-21 to 2021-03-23:


Marginal note:Certain proceedings may be taken before justices

  •  (1) Any proceeding that may be carried out before a justice under the Criminal Code, other than a plea, a trial or an adjudication, may be carried out before a justice in respect of an offence alleged to have been committed by a young person, and any process that may be issued by a justice under the Criminal Code may be issued by a justice in respect of an offence alleged to have been committed by a young person.

  • Marginal note:Orders under section 810 of Criminal Code

    (2) Despite subsection 14(2), a justice has jurisdiction to make an order under section 810 (recognizance — fear of injury or damage) of the Criminal Code in respect of a young person. If the young person fails or refuses to enter into a recognizance referred to in that section, the justice shall refer the matter to a youth justice court.

  • 2002, c. 1, s. 20
  • 2019, c. 13, s. 160
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