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Criminal Code

Version of section 505 from 2003-01-01 to 2019-12-17:

Marginal note:Time within which information to be laid in certain cases


  • (a) an appearance notice has been issued to an accused under section 496, or

  • (b) an accused has been released from custody under section 497 or 498,

an information relating to the offence alleged to have been committed by the accused or relating to an included or other offence alleged to have been committed by him shall be laid before a justice as soon as practicable thereafter and in any event before the time stated in the appearance notice, promise to appear or recognizance issued to or given or entered into by the accused for his attendance in court.

  • R.S., c. 2(2nd Supp.), s. 5

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