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Time Limit on Threats?

Could you tell me if there is a statute of limitations on threatening to kill someone? The reason I ask is that my life has been threatened twice by an individual. B(Name supplied)

There is no statute of limitations on criminal offences but the Supreme Court has ruled that if time prejudices an accused person in properly defending their case the DPP may not proceed.

 

I presume B that you have reported this to the Gardai and that they are investigating.  

 

If you are thinking of suing the perpetrator there is a statute of limitation period of 6 years under Civil Law unless you have suffered a personal injury as a result of the threats (such as psychological disorder etc) in which case the statue of limitations is 2 years.   Given that this would be considered an injury case it would have to be submited to the Injuries Board.

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