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Consent of occupier of premises

             (1)  Before obtaining the consent of an occupier of premises for the purposes of paragraph 3ZZKA(2)(a), a constable must inform the occupier that the occupier may refuse consent.

             (2)  A consent has no effect unless the consent is voluntary.

             (3)  A consent may be expressed to be limited to entry during a particular period. If so, the consent has effect for that period unless the consent is withdrawn before the end of that period.

             (4)  A consent that is not limited as mentioned in subsection (3) has effect until the consent is withdrawn.

             (5)  If a constable entered premises because of the consent of the occupier of the premises, the constable, and any person assisting the constable, must leave the premises if the consent ceases to have effect.

             (6)  If:

                     (a)  a constable enters premises because of the consent of the occupier of the premises; and

                     (b)  the constable has not shown the occupier his or her identity card before entering the premises;

the constable must do so on, or as soon as is reasonably practicable after, entering the premises.

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