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Child Kidnapping and Abduction Laws in Canada

Part VIII of the Criminal Code / Against the Person and Reputation

Child Kidnapping, Abduction and Custodial Interference

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

Child Kidnapping and Abduction - 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.

Parenting order

A court order that specifies who is the primary caregiver and when the other parent/guardian can see the child.

Reasonable doubt

The Supreme Court of Canada has said that reasonable doubt “falls much closer to absolute certainty than to proof on a balance of probabilities” and “that something less than absolute certainty is required, and that something more than probable guilt is required."

Summary offence

Summary offences are less-serious criminal offences such as disturbing the peace or unlawful assembly

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