76. A peace officer may require security from a defendant on whom a statement of offence is being served if he has reasonable grounds to believe that the defendant is about to abscond by leaving the territory of Québec. In no case, however, may he require security from a person under 18 years of age.
The security is equal to the amount of the minimum fine prescribed for the offence described in the statement plus the costs fixed by regulation.
The security is payable in cash or otherwise, as prescribed by regulation.