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What is time-barr prosecution

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what is time-barr for criminal prosecution
Submitted: 6 months ago.
Category: Scots Law
Expert:  JGM replied 6 months ago.
It depends on the offence. There is no time bar for common crimes such as murder, rape, assault etc. Most statutory crimes, like road traffic, are six months. Other offences may have time limits contained in the statutes that created them. Happy to discuss further. I hope that helps. Please leave a positive response so that I am credited for my time.