Criminal Offence Penalty Charts
This article last updated February 16, 2012
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In viewing the charts, please bear in mind the following:
- If a discharge cannot be granted, you must be convicted upon being found guilty of the offence.
- If you are visitor (e.g., lawfully in Canada as a tourist, or on a work or student visa), you could be deported.
If an offence carries a jail penalty of 10 years or longer,
conviction could lead to the convening of an immigration inquiry
and deportation even if you are a landed immigrant.
Disclaimer: The material on this site is not intended as legal advice. It merely conveys general information on legal issues commonly encountered by persons facing criminal charges in Canada. If you are charged with an offence, you should contact a criminal lawyer.