Motor Vehicle Law at the Roadside (13:III)
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A. Provincial Offences
Information must be laid within 12 months from the date the alleged offence took place (MVA s 78).
B. Criminal Code Offences
Section 786(2) of the Criminal Code states that, with respect to summary offences, “[n]o proceedings shall be instituted more than six months after the time when the subject-matter of the proceedings arose”. In contrast, there is no limitation period for indictable offences.
A time period after which someone may not make a claim because the right to do so has expired. The time for making a claim is set by legislation, and limitation periods differ depending on the type of claim or the relationship between people making and defending the claim.