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Kidnapping Laws in Canada

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

Seizing and Moving Someone with Risk of Harm

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

Kidnapping - 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.

Prohibited firearms

Prohibited weapons in Canada include: handguns with barrels equal to or less than 105 mm in length; handguns designed or adapted to discharge a 25 or 32 calibre cartridge; firearms adapted from a rifle or shotgun that are less than 660 mm in length or that have a barrel less than 457 mm in length; automatic firearms, whether or not altered to discharge only one projectile with one pressure of the trigger; and firearms prescribed to be prohibited firearms.

Kidnapping - Tagged With:
Code Citations: Section 279
Kidnapping - Referenced Links