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Criminal Procedure 4/e$75.00 – $120.00
A Crown prosecutor has the ability, under section 577 of the Criminal Code, to prefer a “direct indictment,” which has the effect of requiring an accused to be placed on trial for the indictable offence charged therein, either without a preliminary inquiry having been held or completed, or despite a discharge at the preliminary inquiry. This power can be used only with the personal consent in writing of the attorney general or deputy attorney general. Also referred to as a “preferred indictment.”