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    Does anyone know anything about the UK one, I cant make head nor tails of it through the legal jargon...
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    Statute of limitations is the time period after a crime is allegedly committed to when the defendant can't be prosecuted

    There is varying time limits for civil cases, with 7 years being the highest I think

    Minor criminal cases will only be pursued if they are reported within 6 months of the crime taking place

    No status of limitations on serious crimes
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    Statute of limitations is the time period after a crime is allegedly committed to when the defendant can't be prosecuted

    There is varying time limits for civil cases, with 7 years being the highest I think

    Minor criminal cases will only be pursued if they are reported within 6 months of the crime taking place

    No status of limitations on serious crimes
    Thank you!
    With regards to the criminal aspect i'm getting confused by it as it says usual of 6 month for civil and criminal but them the proviso in section two confuses me?

    'Except as otherwise expressly provided by any enactment and subject to subsection (2) below, a magistrates’ court shall not try an information or hear a complaint unless the information was laid, or the complaint made, within 6 months from the time when the offence was committed, or the matter of complaint arose.
    (2)Nothing in—(a)subsection (1) above; or(b)subject to subsection (4) below, any other enactment (however framed or worded) which, as regards any offence to which it applies, would but for this section impose a time-limit on the power of a magistrates’ court to try an information summarily or impose a limitation on the time for taking summary proceedings,shall apply in relation to any indictable offence.(3)Without prejudice to the generality of paragraph (b) of subsection (2) above, that paragraph includes enactments which impose a time-limit that applies only in certain circumstances (for example, where the proceedings are not instituted by or with the consent of the Director of Public Prosecutions or some other specified authority).(4)Where, as regards any indictable offence, there is imposed by any enactment (however framed or worded, and whether falling within subsection (2) (b) above or not) a limitation on the time for taking proceedings on indictment for that offence no summary proceedings for that offence shall be taken after the latest time for taking proceedings on indictment.'
 
 
 
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