Canadian Criminal Sentencing/Offences/Trespassing at Night

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Trespassing at Night
s. 177 of the Crim. Code
Election / Plea
Crown ElectionSummary
Summary Dispositions
Avail. Disp.Discharge (730)

Suspended Sentence (731(1)(a))
Fine (734)
Fine + Probation (731(1)(b))
Jail (718.3, 787)
Jail + Probation (731(1)(b))
Jail + Fine (734)

Conditional Sentence (742.1)
Maximum6 months jail or $5,000 fine
Offence Elements
Sentence Principles
Sentence Digests

Legislation[edit | edit source]

Trespassing at night
177. Every one who, without lawful excuse, the proof of which lies on him, loiters or prowls at night on the property of another person near a dwelling-house situated on that property is guilty of an offence punishable on summary conviction.
R.S., c. C-34, s. 173.


Application[edit | edit source]

Principles[edit | edit source]

Factors[edit | edit source]

Ancillary Orders[edit | edit source]

Ranges[edit | edit source]

  • R. v. Stewart, [2004] N.J. No. 278 (P.C.) || 30 days jail for each count || included 3 counts of prowling and other offences
  • R. v. Blaisdell, 2001 PESCAD 5 || 30 days jail || included other offences such as 264.1
  • R. v. Hawes, 1994 CanLII 4017 (NS CA) || 30 days jail || long prior record