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Hit and Run Laws in Canada

Part VIII.1 of the Criminal Code / Conveyances

Hit and Run: Failure to Stop at the Scene of an Accident

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

Hit and Run - Glossary of Terms

Glossary of Legal Terms

Crown prosecutor

Lawyers who act for the federal, provincial and territorial governments and prosecute people accused of crimes on behalf of the Crown.

Demerit points

Demerit points are given to drivers if they are convicted of breaking the law while driving. Once they reach a certain level, drivers can temporarily lose their driver’s licence.

Hybrid offence

Hybrid offences fall between a summary and an indictable offence. The Crown prosecutor chooses whether to treat the offence as a summary or indictable offence.

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.

Hit and Run - Tagged With:
Tagged With: Conveyances
Hit and Run - Tagged With:
Code Citations: s.320.16 (1)
Hit and Run - Referenced Links