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CRIMINAL CASES

DEFENDANTS

From the moment of informing a person about the charges in the preparatory proceedings, we can talk about a "suspect". A suspect becomes a defendant at the moment of submitting the indictment to court and instituting the judicial proceedings in the case. Nevertheless, these terms, albeit different, are often used interchangeably in the Criminal Procedure Code and in practice. This is due to the fact that the rights and duties of a suspect and a defendant are generally the same:



[Legal status as at July 2015]


 


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