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      CHC 114     


Art. 114.  Computation of time

A.  In computing a period of time allowed or prescribed by law or by order of court, the date of the act, event, or default after which the period begins to run is not to be included.  The last day of the period is to be included, unless it is a legal holiday, in which event the period runs until the end of the next day which is not a legal holiday.

B.  A half-holiday is considered as a legal holiday.

C.  A legal holiday is to be included in the computation of a period of time allowed or prescribed, except in any one of the following instances:

(1)  It is expressly excluded.

(2)  It would otherwise be the last day of the period, except that, for purposes of calculating a release date from an order of commitment, a legal holiday shall be included if it is the last day of the period.

(3)  The period is less than seven days.

D.  All Saturdays and Sundays are also considered as legal holidays.

Acts 1991, No. 235, §1, eff. Jan. 1, 1992.

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