Criminal Code

Version of section 554 from 2003-01-01 to 2004-05-31:

Marginal note:Trial by provincial court judge with consent
  •  (1) Subject to subsection (2), if an accused is charged in an information with an indictable offence other than an offence that is mentioned in section 469, and the offence is not one over which a provincial court judge has absolute jurisdiction under section 553, a provincial court judge may try the accused if the accused elects to be tried by a provincial court judge.

  • Marginal note:Nunavut

    (2) With respect to criminal proceedings in Nunavut, if an accused is charged in an information with an indictable offence other than an offence that is mentioned in section 469, and the offence is not one over which a judge of the Nunavut Court of Justice has absolute jurisdiction under section 553, a judge of the Nunavut Court of Justice may try the accused if the accused elects to be tried by a judge without a jury and without having a preliminary inquiry.

  • R.S., 1985, c. C-46, s. 554;
  • R.S., 1985, c. 27 (1st Supp.), ss. 105, 203;
  • 1999, c. 3, s. 38.
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