R-0.2 - Act respecting the determination of the causes and circumstances of death

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116. Where the coroner has reasonable and probable grounds to believe that a person he wishes to summon as a witness at the inquest is avoiding service of a summons or will not be present following a summons, the coroner may apply to a judge of the Court of Québec for the issue of a warrant ordering a peace officer to arrest that person and cause him to appear.
Where a person other than the coroner has, to the satisfaction of the coroner, reasonable and probable grounds to believe that a witness at the inquest will avoid service of a summons or will not be present following a summons, the coroner may authorize him to apply to a judge of the Court of Québec for the issue of a warrant ordering a peace officer to arrest the witness and cause him to appear.
The person arrested shall appear before a judge of the Court of Québec without delay. The person arrested and the person who required the warrant must then have an opportunity to be heard before any judgment is rendered on the detention or release of the person.
1983, c. 41, s. 116; 1985, c. 29, s. 43; 1988, c. 21, s. 125.
116. Where the coroner has reasonable and probable grounds to believe that a person he wishes to summon as a witness at the inquest is avoiding service of a summons or will not be present following a summons, the coroner may apply to a judge of the Court of the Sessions of the Peace for the issue of a warrant ordering a peace officer to arrest that person and cause him to appear.
Where a person other than the coroner has, to the satisfaction of the coroner, reasonable and probable grounds to believe that a witness at the inquest will avoid service of a summons or will not be present following a summons, the coroner may authorize him to apply to a judge of the Court of the Sessions of the Peace for the issue of a warrant ordering a peace officer to arrest the witness and cause him to appear.
The person arrested shall appear before a judge of the Court of the Sessions of the Peace without delay. The person arrested and the person who required the warrant must then have an opportunity to be heard before any judgment is rendered on the detention or release of the person.
1983, c. 41, s. 116; 1985, c. 29, s. 43.