Criminal Code

Version of section 561.1 from 2003-01-01 to 2004-05-31:

Marginal note:Right to re-elect — Nunavut
  •  (1) An accused who has elected or is deemed to have elected a mode of trial may re-elect any other mode of trial at any time with the written consent of the prosecutor, except that an accused who has had a preliminary inquiry may not elect to be tried by a judge without a jury and without having had a preliminary inquiry.

  • Marginal note:Right to re-elect — Nunavut

    (2) An accused who has elected to be tried by a judge without a jury and without a preliminary inquiry may, as of right, re-elect to be tried by any other mode of trial at any time up to 14 days before the day first appointed for the trial.

  • Marginal note:Right to re-elect — Nunavut

    (3) An accused who has elected to be tried by a judge and jury or to have a preliminary inquiry and to be tried by a judge without jury may, as of right, re-elect to be tried by the other mode of trial at any time before the completion of the preliminary inquiry or before the fifteenth day following its completion.

  • Marginal note:Notice of re-election under subsection (1) or (3) — Nunavut

    (4) If an accused wishes to re-elect under subsection (1) or (3), before the completion of the preliminary inquiry, the accused shall give notice in writing of the wish to re-elect, together with the written consent of the prosecutor, if that consent is required, to the justice of the peace or judge presiding at the preliminary inquiry who shall on receipt of the notice put the accused to a re-election in the manner set out in subsection (9).

  • Marginal note:Notice of re-election under subsection (1) — Nunavut

    (5) If an accused wishes to re-elect under subsection (1) to be tried by a judge without a jury and without having had a preliminary inquiry and a justice of the peace is presiding at the preliminary inquiry, the justice of the peace shall notify a judge or a clerk of the Nunavut Court of Justice of the accused’s intention to re-elect and send to the judge or clerk the information and any promise to appear, undertaking or recognizance given or entered into in accordance with Part XVI, or any evidence taken before a coroner, that is in the possession of the justice of the peace.

  • Marginal note:Notice of re-election under subsection (1) or (3) — Nunavut

    (6) If an accused wishes to re-elect under subsection (1) or (3) after the completion of a preliminary inquiry or after having elected a trial by judge without a jury and without having had a preliminary inquiry, the accused shall give notice in writing of the wish to re-elect together with the written consent of the prosecutor, if that consent is required, to the judge before whom the accused appeared and pleaded or to a clerk of the Nunavut Court of Justice.

  • Marginal note:Notice of re-election under subsection (2) — Nunavut

    (7) If an accused wishes to re-elect under subsection (2), the accused shall give notice in writing of the wish to re-elect to the judge before whom the accused appeared and pleaded or to a clerk of the Nunavut Court of Justice.

  • Marginal note:Time and place for re-election — Nunavut

    (8) On receipt of a notice given under any of subsections (4) to (7) that the accused wishes to re-elect, a judge shall immediately appoint a time and place for the accused to re-elect and shall cause notice of the time and place to be given to the accused and the prosecutor.

  • Marginal note:Proceedings on re-election — Nunavut

    (9) The accused shall attend or, if in custody, shall be produced at the time and place appointed under subsection (8) and shall, after

    • (a) the charge on which the accused has been ordered to stand trial or the indictment, if an indictment has been preferred pursuant to section 566, 574 or 577 or is filed with the court before which the indictment is to be preferred pursuant to section 577, or

    • (b) in the case of a re-election under subsection (1) or (3), before the completion of the preliminary inquiry or under subsection (2), the information

    has been read to the accused, be put to a re-election in the following words or in words to the like effect:

    You have given notice of your wish to re-elect the mode of your trial. You now have the option to do so. How do you wish to re-elect?

  • Marginal note:Application to Nunavut

    (10) This section, and not section 561, applies in respect of criminal proceedings in Nunavut.

  • 1999, c. 3, s. 43.
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