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Criminal Code

Version of section 811.1 from 2018-12-18 to 2024-06-19:

Marginal note:Proof of certificate of analyst — bodily substance

  •  (1) In a prosecution for breach of a condition in a recognizance under section 810, 810.01, 810.011, 810.1 or 810.2 that a defend- ant not consume drugs, alcohol or any other intoxicating substance, a certificate purporting to be signed by an analyst that states that the analyst has analyzed a sample of a bodily substance and that states the result of the analysis is admissible in evidence and, in the absence of evidence to the contrary, is proof of the statements contained in the certificate without proof of the signature or official character of the person who appears to have signed the certificate.

  • Marginal note:Definition of analyst

    (2) In this section, analyst has the same meaning as in section 320.11.

  • Marginal note:Notice of intention to produce certificate

    (3) No certificate shall be admitted in evidence unless the party intending to produce it has, before the trial, given reasonable notice and a copy of the certificate to the party against whom it is to be produced.

  • Marginal note:Requiring attendance of analyst

    (4) The party against whom a certificate of an analyst is produced may, with leave of the court, require the attendance of the analyst for cross-examination.

  • 2011, c. 7, s. 12
  • 2015, c. 20, s. 34
  • 2018, c. 21, s. 27

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