Summary Convictions are within the scope of licensed paralegal- Rajan Mahavalirajan.

“*Note 1: The offences mentioned below are generally described in accordance with the notes provided in the Criminal Code below.

*Note 2: In some cases, the Criminal Code establishes an offence in one provision and establishes the penalty for that offence in another provision. In such instances, this list generally refers only to the relevant penalty provision.
The offence provision must be matched to its listed penalty provision to determine whether a licensed paralegal, lawyer licensing candidate or law student may proceed to act or not.

. Criminal Code Summary Conviction Offences Carrying Maximum Penalties of Six Months’ Imprisonment Prior to Bill C-75 Coming into Force on September 19, 2019

. Criminal Code Hybrid Offences Carrying Maximum Penalties of Six Months’ Imprisonment When Proceeding by Summary Conviction Prior to Bill C-75 Coming into Force on September 19, 2019

. Criminal Code Hybrid Offences Carrying Maximum Penalties of Six Months’ Imprisonment When Prosecuted by Summary Conviction Prior to Bill C-46 Coming into Force on December 21, 2018


The criminal code summary conviction which is mentioned on this page is current to 19th of September 2019, whereas if there are any changes in the legislative or regulatory amendments it might change the list.
For hybrid offences the crown must elect to further proceed by the right summary conviction. Until the crown elects to proceed further by the summary conviction, even the licenced paralegal will not provide their legal services to persons accused of these hybrid offences. For hybrid offenses the lawyer licensing candidates and even the law students cannot provide their legal services, they can only appear on remands and on consent adjournments, unless the Crown approves and chooses to move forward by summary conviction.
Some of the federal statutes other than the Criminal Code create offences that can be prosecuted by summary conviction, like the Cannabis Act, Controlled Drug, and the Substances Act. These offences are not listed on this page.
Licensed paralegal, lawyer licensing candidates, and law students can only appear as “agents” on any such offences that were mentioned as of September 18, 2019, punishable by a maximum penalty of six months’ imprisonment or less when proceeding by summary conviction.
This page is created just for the reference purpose for the professionals and the public. The information on this page is not suitable or it is not a substitute to determine that a licensed paralegal, a law student or even a lawyer licensing candidate can represent an accused on a criminal matter, for consulting the offence-creating legislations or relevant court decisions.
The information which is mentioned on this page is not intended to present as a legal advice and the information should not be relied upon as such.
“The Law Society holds no accountability or responsibility for any kind of mistake, errors, or even omissions and disclaims as such any responsibility.”

Summary Convictions that are within the scope of licensed paralegal- Rajan Mahavalirajan.

The licenced paralegals can represent clients who are charged with Summary charges or crown elected Summary charges.
There are some Hybrid offences that are elected as Summary Offence, then, the paralegal could represent the client.
The Summary offences carrying maximum penalty of six months imprisonment and theft under $5,000.00 can be represented by licenced paralegal in good standing.

Summary Conviction Offences/ Charge Section of Criminal Code
JAssisting a deserter Section 54 & 56
Engaging in a prize fight Section 83
Possession of a weapon in public Section 89
Impersonating a peace officer Section 130
Advising reward/immunity Section 143
Disorderly conduct Section 173
Indecent acts, public or private Section 173
Public exposure Section 173 (2)
Causing disturbance, indecent exhibition, loitering, etc. Section 175
Disturbing religious worship or certain meetings Section 176 (2)
Trespassing at night Section 177
Offensive volatile substance Section 178
Vagrancy Section 179
Keeping a gaming or betting house Section 201
Being found at or being a landlord or tenant of a common bawdy-house Section 210
Being found at or being a landlord or tenant of a common bawdy-house Section 210
Transporting a person to a bawdy-house Section 211
Procuring or soliciting prostitution (accused stopping vehicles or pedestrians) Section 213
Unauthorized use of a bodily substance Section 258.1
Theft valued under $5,000 Section 322 & 334
Taking a motor vehicle or vessel or found therein without consent Section 335
Fraudulently obtaining food, beverage or accommodation Section 364
Pretending to practise witchcraft, sorcery, enchantment or conjuration,
undertaking to tell fortunes
Section 365
Indecent telephone calls Section 372 (2)
Harassing telephone calls Section 372 (3)
Fraudulently obtaining transportation Section 393 (3)
Falsifying employment record (punching time clock etc.) Section 398
Obtaining carriage by false billing Section 401
Impersonation at examination Section 404
Falsely claiming royal warrant Section 413
Unlawful use of military uniforms or certificates Section 419
Interfering with the saving of a wrecked vessel Section 438 (2)
Issuing trade stamps Section 427 (1)
Giving trade stamps to a purchaser of goods Section 427 (2)
Interfering with a marine signal Section 439
Interfering with boundary lines Section 442
Manufacture or possession of slugs and tokens Section 454
Defacing current coins Section 456
Refusal to employ for reason of membership in union Section 425
Manufacture, promotion, sale of likeness of currency (counterfeiting) Section 457
Corrupting Morals Section 163 & 169
Tied Sale Section 165 & 169
Immoral theatrical performance Section 167 & 169
Mailing obscene matter Section 168 & 169

Indictable offences are handled by Mr. Dan Dragan Gavrilovic – Criminal Defence Lawyer.

  1. All Criminal Charges including:
  • Domestic Assault.
  • Impaired and Over 80.
  • Resolution.
  • Trials.

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