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Causing a Disturbance Laws in Canada

Part V of the Criminal Code / Sexual, Moral & Disorderly Conduct

Disrupting Peace and Order

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

Causing a Disturbance - 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.

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.


Lingering aimlessly in a public place and obstructing persons who are lawfully there.

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.

Causing a Disturbance - Tagged With:
Code Citations: s.786 (2) , s.787.1 , s.175 (1)
Causing a Disturbance - Referenced Links