Indecent Acts

An indecent act is an offence under Section 173 of the Canadian Criminal Code. An indecent act is inappropriate behaviour that is not necessarily sexual, but that exceeds the threshold of social tolerance.

Persons are guilty of an indecent act if they wilfully commit an indecent act in a public place in the presence of one or several persons or if they commit such an act in any place with the intention of insulting or offending someone.

An indecent act is punishable on summary conviction under the Criminal Code; it is therefore a criminal offence. It is not a mere dismeanour without consequence.

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You are strongly advised to call a lawyer if you charged with this offence.

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