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Notice to appear lapses unless charge-sheet filed within 14 days

S. 22(1) amended by No. 37/2014 s. 10(Sch. item 41.4).

    (1)     If a police officer or a public official serves a notice to appear on a person, the notice lapses on the expiry of 14 days after service unless, within that period, the police officer or public official files with a registrar of the Magistrates' Court—

        (a)     a charge-sheet containing a charge against the person for the suspected offence stated in the notice to appear or a related offence; and

        (b)     a copy of the notice to appear; and

        (c)     evidence of service.

    (2)     Failure to file a charge-sheet in accordance with subsection (1) does not affect the filing of a charge-sheet at any later time.

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