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Mental Health (Care and Treatment) (Scotland) Act 2003

Section 319: time limit for summary proceedings for offences under sections 311 and 313

632.Section 310 applies the time limits for summary proceedings in subsections (2) to (4) of section 4 of the Criminal Law (Consolidation) (Scotland) Act 1995 to proceedings brought under section 311 or 313. Summary proceedings may be commenced at any time within the period of 6 months from the date on which evidence that the Lord Advocate considers sufficient to justify the proceedings comes to his knowledge.

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