142. Penal proceedings shall be instituted, as the prosecutor may elect, in the judicial district where the defendant
(1) committed the offence according to the statement of offence;
(2) has his residence or has its head office or one of its places of business;
(3) is in detention, where such is the case.
Penal proceedings may also be instituted in any other judicial district, with the consent of the defendant.
1987, c. 96, a. 142; 1992, c. 61, s. 7.