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You can either make a complaint in which case they might “remember” about you or you can buy a new phone, move on and hope nothing further happens with this which is likely after 4 years.
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If it’s a non statutory common law charge, yes.
Common law crimes are things like theft, assault, murder, rape, incest. Statutory crimes are those created by Act of Parliament like sexual offences, road traffic, health and safety. You should know what you’re charged with.
What is the crime? Some have different time limits.
What is the exact charge please. Again different time limits apply for example depending on the age of the complainer and the nature of the alleged offence.
Talking is not usually an offence.
No crime and it time barred after 6 months.