For the purposes of this Act, a person is deemed to have been charged with an offence if—
S. 5(a) amended by No. 68/2009 s. 97(Sch. item 136.1).
(a) an indictment has been filed for the offence; or
S. 5(b) amended by No. 68/2009 s. 97(Sch. item 136.2).
(b) a charge-sheet charging the offence has been filed against the person, whether or not—
(i) a summons to answer to the charge; or
(ii) a warrant to arrest the person—
has been issued and served.