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What is the time limit a summons from the date

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What is the time limit for serving a summons from the date of offence
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  Jo C. replied 1 year ago.
Hi.
Thank you for your question. My name is ***** ***** I will try to help with this.
-Could you explain your situation a little more?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I was cautioned 26/02/15 for using mobile phone while driving but not served with citation until 4/12/15 ithought there was a 6 month time limit
Expert:  Jo C. replied 1 year ago.
There is a six month limit.
Time stops running when the court receive their complaint though rather than when you receive the citation although that still would have been around August.
It is possible that they are just out of time. That does happen sometimes.
Can I clarify anything for you?
Jo