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CRIMINAL PROCEDURE ACT 1986 - SECT 179

Time limit for commencement of summary proceedings

179 Time limit for commencement of summary proceedings

(1) Proceedings for a summary offence must be commenced not later than 6 months from when the offence was alleged to have been committed.
(2) Subsection (1) does not apply:
(a) to an offence for which an Act or law specifies another period within which proceedings must be commenced, or
(b) to an indictable offence that is being dealt with summarily, or
(c) to an offence involving the death of a person that is or has been the subject of a coronial inquest.
(3) Proceedings for a summary offence that relate to the death of a person that is or has been the subject of a coronial inquest must be commenced:
(a) not later than 6 months after the conclusion of the inquest, or
(b) not later than 2 years from when the offence is alleged to have been committed,
whichever occurs first.



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