14. Penal proceedings are prescribed by one year from the date of commission of the offence.
Notwithstanding the foregoing, with respect to a specific provision, the law may fix a different time limit or provide that prescription begins to run from the date the commission of the offence becomes known or from the date an event determined in the law occurs.
1987, c. 96, a. 14; 2003, c. 5, s. 16.