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Resisting Arrest Laws in Canada

Part IV of the Criminal Code / Administration of Justice

Physical Resistance or Failure to Assist Peace Officer

If you have been charged with a crime in Canada, you should consult with a criminal defence lawyer in your area

Resisting Arrest - Glossary of Terms

Glossary of Legal Terms

Indictable offence

Indictable offences are the most serious offences under the Criminal Code and they come with more serious punishments, up to a maximum penalty of life in prison.

Summary conviction

Summary convictions are used for lesser offences with penalties, fines and short jail time. They reflect the majority of offences as defined in the Code.

Resisting Arrest - Tagged With:
Code Citations: Section 129