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National Defence Act

Version of section 137 from 2014-06-01 to 2022-06-19:

Marginal note:Offence charged, attempt proved

  •  (1) If the complete commission of an offence charged is not proved but the evidence establishes an attempt to commit the offence, the accused person may be found guilty of the attempt.

  • Marginal note:Attempt charged, full offence proved

    (2) If, in the case of a summary trial, an attempt to commit an offence is charged but the evidence establishes the commission of the complete offence, the accused person is not entitled to be acquitted, but may be found guilty of the attempt unless the officer presiding at the trial does not make a finding on the charge and directs that the accused person be charged with the complete offence.

  • Marginal note:Conviction a bar

    (3) An accused person who is found guilty under subsection (2) of an attempt to commit an offence is not liable to be tried again for the offence that they were charged with attempting to commit.

  • R.S., 1985, c. N-5, s. 137
  • 1992, c. 16, s. 1
  • 2013, c. 24, s. 18(E)

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