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CRIMINAL CODE OF CANADA
Criminal Code of Canada (CCC) contains many subsections of what
loosely referred to as "Criminal Law." Drug offences are not
are found in the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act discussed
elsewhere in this website). Also, Motor Vehicle offences and
examined in greater detail on other pages.
CCC is divided into various parts, including:
AGAINST PUBLIC ORDER. This section (Part II) contains offences
against the country and includes treason, mutiny, sabotage,
rioting, piracy and dueling. These offences are rare.
FIREARMS AND OTHER OFFENSIVE WEAPONS. Part III involves guns,
objects used as weapons. Simply possessing some weapons is an
off shotguns, switch blades, etc.). There are lots of things you
with a firearm that will constitute an offence (no registration
certificate, careless storage, pointing it, selling it to
entitled to possess a firearm and so on). Also, it's an offence
everyday objects as weapons, such as hitting someone with a
kitchen chair. Courts deal with Part III offenses rather
OFFENCES AGAINST THE ADMINISTRATION OF LAW AND JUSTICE. Here we
offences such as bribing public officials, impersonating a
perjury, obstructing justice, escaping lawful custody and
prisoner of war to escape."
OFFENCES, PUBLIC MORALS AND DISORDERLY CONDUCT. Part V lists
offences of a sexual nature including sexual interference
someone under age 14 for a sexual purpose), invitation to sexual
incest. It also outlines a number of criminally banned
are too many to list but included are: giving an immoral
performance, mailing obscene matter, committing an
indecent act, nudity, trespassing at night and "spreading false
INVASION OF PRIVACY. Part VI deals with illegal wiretaps and the
DISORDERLY HOUSES, GAMING AND BETTING. Here we deal with houses
("bawdy houses") and prostitution related offences. Also
included are offences
involving gambling. In a
nutshell, you're free to gamble away every cent you ever had,
in something sanctioned by government. Private gaming may offend
OFFENCES AGAINST THE PERSON AND REPUTATION. This part (VIII)
assault, homicide, manslaughter, assisting a suicide, criminal
assault, bigamy, defamatory libel, advocating genocide and
Serious stuff, indeed.
included in this section are offences involving motor vehicles
(Dangerous Driving, Criminal Negligence in the Operation of a
Vehicle, Impaired Driving, Driving with Excess Blood Alcohol,
of an Accident, Driving while Disqualified). Motor vehicle
in a loss of driving privileges (at least one year in Ontario,)
as fines or jail. For more information, click on the Motor
OFFENCES AGAINST THE RIGHTS OF PROPERTY. This part deals with
robbery, extortion, break & enter, forgery and others. What they
in common is that someone has been victimized and left poorer as
FRAUDULENT TRANSACTIONS RELATING TO CONTRACTS AND TRADE.
Part X contains
involving elements of fraud in one form or another.
WILLFUL AND FORBIDDEN ACTS IN RESPECT OF CERTAIN PROPERTY.
preamble, this part (XI) deals with property damage including
mischief and arson as well as cruelty to animals.
CURRENCY OFFENCES. Counterfeit money, slugs and the like are
PROCEEDS OF CRIME. This sets out how government can deal with
deemed to be "proceeds of crime." It shows what the government
prove in court in order to keep the stuff and how to get it back
"proceeds of crime."
ATTEMPTS, CONSPIRACIES, ACCESSORIES. Part XIII deals with
attempt (but don't succeed) to commit offences as well as
persons who get
together to plan and carry out offences and persons who help