Wednesday, October 23, 2013

The victim surcharge will be MANDATORY effective tomorrow, Oct. 24/13.

As you may know, the victim surcharge will be:

(1) 30% of any fine imposed; or

(2) if no fine imposed, $100 for summary conviction offences or $200 for indictable offences.

Bill C-37, now the Increasing Offenders' Accountability for Victims Act removes the Judge's discretion to impose the victim surcharge.  

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

It is my understanding that in past this could be waived if it was deemed to be a hardship. Is this still teh case or will prisoners families be expected to pay?