Section 139 (1) of the Criminal Code of Canada states, Every one who willfully attempts in any manner to obstruct, pervert or defeat the course of justice in a judicial proceeding,
(a) by indemnifying or agreeing to indemnify a surety, in any way and either in whole or in part, or
(b) where he is a surety, by accepting or agreeing to accept a fee or any form of indemnity whether in whole or in part from or in respect of a person who is released or is to be released from custody,
is guilty of
(c) an indictable offence and is liable to imprisonment for a term not exceeding two years, or
(d) an offence punishable on summary conviction.
Obstruction may consist of any attempt to delay the finding, apprehension, conviction or punishment of anyone who has committed a crime. The acts by which justice is obstructed may include but are not limited to bribery, intimidation, and the use of physical force against witnesses, law enforcement officers or court officials.
If you are looking for advice on any matter concerning an obstruct justice charge, please contact Sanja Mavrak at (416) 554-4974.