Section 97. The limitation period for imposed fines

Imposed fines shall lapse 10 years after the optional penalty writ or judgment became legally enforceable.
Expiry of the limitation period for a fine has no effect on attachment liens, attachment of earnings or other security established prior to the expiry of the limitation period.
A sentence of imprisonment imposed pursuant to section 55 shall lapse when execution of the sentence has not commenced within five years of the date the judgment is final. The limitation period does not run as long as execution cannot commence because the convicted person is deprived of liberty in another case pursuant to a judgment or community sentence.