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Contents (1974 - 80)
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National Parks and Wildlife Act 1974 No 80
Current version for 26 October 2018 to date (accessed 17 September 2019 at 22:38)
Part 15 Division 1 Section 190
190   Time within which proceedings may be commenced
(1)  Proceedings for an offence under this Act or the regulations may be commenced:
(a)  within but not later than 2 years after the date on which the offence is alleged to have been committed, or
(b)  within but not later than 2 years after the date on which evidence of the alleged offence first came to the attention of any authorised officer.
(2)  If subsection (1) (b) is relied on for the purpose of commencing proceedings for an offence, the court attendance notice, summons or application must contain particulars of the date on which evidence of the offence first came to the attention of any authorised officer and need not contain particulars of the date on which the offence was committed. The date on which evidence first came to the attention of any authorised officer is the date specified in the court attendance notice, summons or application, unless the contrary is established.
(3)  This section applies despite anything in the Criminal Procedure Act 1986 or any other Act.
(4)  In this section, evidence of an offence means evidence of any act or omission constituting the offence.