C-25.1 - Code of Penal Procedure

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77. Security in a greater amount than that described in article 76 may be required from a defendant 18 years of age or over provided it is fixed, upon the application of a peace officer made before service of the statement of offence on the defendant, by a judge of the judicial district where the proceeding may be instituted.
The judge shall not order the furnishing of security in a greater amount except where the applicant satisfies him that the amount described in article 76 is insufficient to guarantee payment of the fine and costs requested and that, if security in a greater amount is not required, the defendant will elude justice by leaving the territory of Québec.
The security is payable in cash or otherwise, as the judge may determine.
1987, c. 96, a. 77.