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Criminal Code

Version of section 270.1 from 2019-09-19 to 2024-02-06:


Marginal note:Disarming a peace officer

  •  (1) Every one commits an offence who, without the consent of a peace officer, takes or attempts to take a weapon that is in the possession of the peace officer when the peace officer is engaged in the execution of his or her duty.

  • Marginal note:Definition of weapon

    (2) For the purpose of subsection (1), weapon means any thing that is designed to be used to cause injury or death to, or to temporarily incapacitate, a person.

  • Marginal note:Punishment

    (3) Every one who commits an offence under subsection (1) is guilty of

    • (a) an indictable offence and liable to imprisonment for a term of not more than five years; or

    • (b) an offence punishable on summary conviction.

  • 2002, c. 13, s. 11
  • 2019, c. 25, s. 96

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