I’ve been charged with an offence which was alleged to have occurred more than 6 months ago, what are my rights?

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Careful attention needs to be taken to the nature of the offence(s) charged. Section 179 of the Criminal Procedure Act 1986 (NSW) provides that proceedings for a summary offence must be commenced within 6 months from when the offence was alleged to have occurred. If your charge falls within that category (and aren’t subject to an exception in that Section), the proceedings must be dismissed.