Possession of things used in connection with unlawful entry

Section 425 of the Criminal Code makes a number of preparatory circumstances illegal, punishable by up to 3 years imprisonment. The penalty is extended to a maximum of 7 years imprisonment if the offender has previously been convicted of a crime relating to property.

The circumstances this section covers include:

(a)  Being armed with a dangerous weapon with intent to break or enter a dwelling or premises, and to commit an indictable offence therein

(b)  Having in possession anything intended for use in or in connection with the commission of burglary or breaking and entering

(c)  Having in possession at night any instrument of housebreaking

(d)  Having in possession by day any instrument for housebreaking, with intent to commit an indictable offence

(e)  Being masked or blackened, or being otherwise disguised, with intent to commit an indictable offence

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