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JGM, Solicitor
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Experience:  30 years as a practising solicitor.
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On 27th April this year, I was charged with driving while

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On 27th April this year, I was charged with driving while disqualified. I have not yet been sentenced.
The trial diet is continued on a regular basis, because I had to go into hospital for an operation and there have been serious surgical complications thereafter, Those problems show no signs of abating and I may well need to go back in to have the operation repeated.
Therefore it might well be next summer or autumn before I am fit enough to attend court for sentencing.
Is there any limitation on the period a court can delay sentencing me. In other words is there a statutory or common law limitation on these actions?
Keith J Salmon
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Scots Law
Expert:  JGM replied 10 months ago.

No, because the proceedings have started there is no limitation period.