Crimes such as possession of drugs and weapons, or speeding, can continue for long periods of time if not interupted.
If evidence of the crimes comes to light later, what sort of rules limit the count of convictions that can be made?
For instance if illegal drugs are possesed for a long time, can that be more than one count of posession? What if the same drugs are posessed, discarded, and then picked up again?
Or if a weapon is illegally posessed in a public place, can there be a separate count each time the defendant goes into the public place?
If somoene speeds in a motor vehicle over a long distance can that give rise to multiple speeding offences?
I've posed multiple questions here but I'm curious about the general principles that may apply, hence posting as one question.