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Rescue or Permitting Escape (s. 147) Charges in Canada: Offences, Defences, Punishments

What is a charge of Rescue of Permitting Escape? Rescue or permitting escape is covered under section 147 of the Criminal Code of Canada. It occurs when a person knowingly aids, assists, or helps someone escape from lawful custody in Canada. Examples Some examples of a charge of Rescue of Permitting Escape may include the following: A person employed at a prison who wilfully ...

Corrupting Morals (s. 163) Charges in Canada: Offences, Defences, Punishments

What is a charge of Corrupting Morals? Corrupting morals is covered under 163 of the Criminal Code of Canada. Corrupting morals occurs when a person knowingly, without lawful justification or excuse, possesses, creates, or distributes obscene material, whether it is written, photographic, or otherwise. Obscenity has been held by the Supreme Court has an unreasonable exploitation of sexual violence. Corrupting Morals is a hybrid ...

Tampering With Firearm Serial Number (s. 108) Charges in Canada: Offences, Defences, Punishments

What is a tampering with firearm serial number charge? A tampering with firearm serial number charge is covered under s. 108 of the Criminal Code found in Part III. Part III covers “Firearms and Other Weapons”. A tampering with firearm serial number charge can occur in two ways. Firstly, it can occur when a person either alters, defaces or removes a serial number from ...

Witness Giving Contradictory Evidence (s. 136(1)) Charges in Canada: Offences, Defences, Punishments

What is a giving contradictory evidence charge?The charge for giving contradictory evidence is covered under s. 136(1) of the Criminal Code found in Part IV. Part IV covers “Offences Against the Administration of Law and Justice.”A contradictory evidence charge occurs when a person, who is a witness in a judicial proceeding, gives evidence about something they know, and then in another court proceeding, gives evidence ...

Offensive Volatile Substances (s 178) Charges in Canada: Offences, Defences, Punishments

What is an offensive volatile substances charge? Offensive volatile substances are covered under s.178 of the Criminal Code found in Part V. Part V covers “Sexual Offences, Public Morals and Disorderly Conduct.” Offensive volatile substances are a summary offence. This offence was repealed in 2018. An offensive volatile substances offence applies to everyone except a peace officer. This offence occurs when a person deposits, ...

Obstructing or Violence to or Arrest of Officiating Clergyman (s. 176(1)) Charges in Canada: Offences, Defences, Punishments

What is an obstructing or violence to or arrest of officiating clergyman charge? Obstructing or violence to or arrest of officiating clergyman is covered under s. 176(1) of the Criminal Code found in Part V. Part V covers “Sexual Offences, Public Morals and Disorderly Conduct.” An obstruction or violence to or arrest of officiating clergyman charge occurs when a person obstructs or attempts to ...

Mailing Obscene Matter (s. 168) Charges in Canada: Offences, Defences, Punishments

What is a charge of Mailing Obscene Matter? Mailing Obscene Matter, Section 168 of the Criminal Code of Canada. It prohibits the use of mail for transporting, transmitting, or delivering anything that is obscene, indecent, immoral, or scurrilous. The concept of “community standards” is applied to section 168 of the Criminal Code. Mailing obscene matter is a hybrid offence. Examples Some examples of a ...

Householder permitting sexual activity under 18 Charges in Canada: Offences, Defences, Punishments

What is a householder permitting sexual activity under 18 charge? Householder permitting sexual activity under 18 is covered under s. 171 of the Criminal Code found in Part V. Part V covers “Sexual Offences, Public Morals and Disorderly Conduct”. A householder permitting sexual activity under 18 charge occurs where an individual, who is an owner or occupier of the requisite premises or assists another ...

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