Time of the Offence

Time of the Offence in Europe

Time of the Offence in Germany

Provisions relating to time of the offence in the German Criminal Code [1]: This criminal issue is covered by Chapter One the Criminal Lawunder the First Title, Application, Jurisdiction Ratione Loci et Temporis,” located in Section 8 Time of the offence, which reads: An offence is deemed to have been committed at the time when the principal or the secondary participants acted, or, in the case of an omission, should have acted. The time when the result occurs is irrelevant.



  1. The content of the translated German penal code in relation to time of the offence is current as of 2010

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