In Canada, an indictable offence is a crime that is more serious than a summary offence.

List of Summary Conviction Offences.

54940. A judge hears summary conviction cases in provincial court.

Maximum Punishment of Imprisonment for Life.

indictable offences.

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. even if you were pardoned or granted amnesty; regardless of when we receive your application; while a permanent resident, you.

Return to footnote 79 referrer. The maximum sentence available in Canadian law is a mandatory sentence for first-degree murder of life imprisonment without parole for twenty-five years.

Each category has different penalties and different modes or kinds of trials.
7 Administration of Justice Offences.


Being charged with a crime means that you have been charged with a specific offence under federal law such as the Canadian Criminal Code.

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On the other hand, an indictable offence is a more severe offence and can. 78. On or after March 13, 2012: The waiting period is: 10 years — an offence prosecuted by indictment. All non-summary offences are indictable: the available penalties are greater for indictable offences than for summary offences. Those that are in the latter category are often provincially legislated.

464 Except where otherwise expressly provided by law, the following provisions apply in respect of persons who counsel other persons to commit offences, namely, (a) every one who counsels another person to commit an indictable offence is, if the offence is not committed, guilty of an indictable offence.

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(a) an indictable offence, other than high treason, treason, first degree murder or second degree murder, involving.

(ii) conduct endangering or likely to endanger the life or safety of another person or inflicting or likely to inflict.

You may want to wait and check your eligibility to apply for citizenship when you are no longer charged, or your trial or appeal has ended.

The difference is one of court procedure.