Law:Identification of Criminals Act

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R.s.c., 1985, c. I-1

An Act respecting the identification of criminals


Contents

Short Title

Short title

1. This Act may be cited as the Identification of Criminals Act.

R.S., c. I-1, s. 1.


Her Majesty

Binding on Her Majesty

1.1 This Act is binding on Her Majesty in right of Canada or a province.

1992, c. 47, s. 73.


Identification Of Criminals

Fingerprints and photographs

2. (1) The following persons may be fingerprinted or photographed or subjected to such other measurements, processes and operations having the object of identifying persons as are approved by order of the Governor in Council:

(a) any person who is in lawful custody charged with or convicted of

(i) an indictable offence, other than an offence that is designated as a contravention under the Contraventions Act in respect of which the Attorney General, within the meaning of that Act, has made an election under section 50 of that Act, or

(ii) an offence under the Security of Information Act;

(b) any person who has been apprehended under the Extradition Act;

(c) any person alleged to have committed an indictable offence, other than an offence that is designated as a contravention under the Contraventions Act in respect of which the Attorney General, within the meaning of that Act, has made an election under section 50 of that Act, who is required pursuant to subsection 501(3) or 509(5) of the Criminal Code to appear for the purposes of this Act by an appearance notice, promise to appear, recognizance or summons; or

(d) any person who is in lawful custody pursuant to section 83.3 of the Criminal Code.

Use of force

(2) Such force may be used as is necessary to the effectual carrying out and application of the measurements, processes and operations described under subsection (1).

Publication

(3) The results of the measurements, processes and operations to which a person has been subjected pursuant to subsection (1) may be published for the purpose of affording information to officers and others engaged in the execution or administration of the law.

R.S., 1985, c. I-1, s. 2; 1992, c. 47, s. 74; 1996, c. 7, s. 39; 1999, c. 18, s. 88; 2001, c. 41, ss. 23.1, 35.

No liability for acting under Act

3. No liability, civil or criminal, for anything lawfully done under this Act shall be incurred by any person

(a) having custody of a person described in subsection 2(1);

(b) acting in the aid or under the direction of a person having such custody; or

(c) concerned in the publication of results under subsection 2(3).

R.S., 1985, c. I-1, s. 3; 1992, c. 47, s. 75.


Destruction Of Fingerprints And Photographs

Destruction of fingerprints and photographs

4. Where a person charged with an offence that is designated as a contravention under the Contraventions Act is fingerprinted or photographed and the Attorney General, within the meaning of that Act, makes an election under section 50 of that Act, the fingerprints or photographs shall be destroyed.

1992, c. 47, s. 76; 1996, c. 7, s. 40.


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