A local woman had charges dismissed in Summary Court on Wednesday because the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions had missed the deadline for filing charges by one day.

The defendant was charged with resisting a police officer and disorderly conduct at a police station, but defence counsel Gregory Burke told Magistrate Kirsty-Ann Gunn that the charges appeared to be time-barred by a single day. The Crown counsel had six months to bring the charges against the defendant.

Magistrate Gunn found that Burke had indeed calculated correctly and that the Crown counsel had missed the deadline by a day. All charges against the defendant were dismissed.


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