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Prosecution of Offences Regulations 1987 (UK)

Geographic relevance: United Kingdom

Language: Inglés

Data type: Legal citations

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This law sets the following framework of time limits:

  • 56 days for “summary trials” (these are for less serious offences); and
  • 182 days for “indictable offences” sent to the Crown Court (these are more serious offences).

When the relevant custody time limit expires, the accused must be released on bail.

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