Summary of the criminal process
The following is a summary of the normal stages in the criminal process in the Slovak Republic:
The pre-trial process consists of the following stages:
- Prior to criminal prosecution;
- Investigation (preparatory proceedings).
The trial process consists of the following stages:
- Preliminary review and examination of the indictment;
- Main trial;
- Appeal to the Supreme Court;
- Reopening of the case and other legal options;
- Execution process that is carrying out the sentence.
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- Launching of an investigation and bringing charges
- Questioning of the defendant
- Detention and arrest (including the European Arrest Warrant)
- Being taken into custody and release
- Course of the investigation
- Completion of the investigation
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