The trial of a person for a sexual offence must commence—
(a) within 3 months after the day on which the person is committed for trial in respect of the offence; or
(b) if no committal proceeding in respect of the offence is held, within 3 months after the day on which the indictment against the person is filed; or
(c) if a new trial is ordered by the Court of Appeal, within 3 months after the day on which the order is made; or
S. 212(d) amended by No. 68/2009 s. 49(j).
(d) if the period referred to in paragraph (a), (b) or (c) or any extension of that period is extended under section 247, within the extended period.