section 497(1)

SECTION WORDING

497(1) Subject to subsection (1.1), if a peace officer arrests a person without warrant for an offence described in paragraph 496(a), (b) or (c), the peace officer shall, as soon as practicable, (a) release the person from custody with the intention of compelling their appearance by way of summons; or (b) issue an appearance notice to the person and then release them.