Statutory Warrantless Search Powers

From Criminal Law Notebook
This page was last substantively updated or reviewed May 2021. (Rev. # 78738)

General Principles

See also: Ancillary Powers Doctrine

The Parliament and legislatures of Canada have the ability to pass legislation that permits law enforcement and other agents of the state to warrantless searches. These powers must generally conform to the "reasonable and probable grounds" standard set out in s. 8 of the Charter to be lawful.

Border Searches

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