S. 22(1) amended by No. 37/2014 s. 10(Sch. item 41.4).
(1) If a police officer or a public official serves a notice to appear on a person, the notice lapses on the expiry of 14 days after service unless, within that period, the police officer or public official files with a registrar of the Magistrates' Court—
(a) a charge-sheet containing a charge against the person for the suspected offence stated in the notice to appear or a related offence; and
(b) a copy of the notice to appear; and
(c) evidence of service.
(2) Failure to file a charge-sheet in accordance with subsection (1) does not affect the filing of a charge-sheet at any later time.