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Chapter Nine. Participants in the proceedings, their rights and obligations

06.09.2005. Decision of the Department of Criminal Cases of the Senate, case No SKK-467/2005 Exercising the accused person's rights of defense

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21.12.2004. Decision of the Department of Criminal Cases of the Senate, case No SKK-668/2004 A court, having invited one sworn advocate for two persons on trial in a case, whose defence interests do not match, has roughly violated conditions of the Paragraph Three Section 96 and Section 97.1 of the Latvian Criminal Procedure Code

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19.12.2000. Decision of the Department of Criminal Cases, case No SKK-350/2000 A person who is acquitted by a judgment of a court of first instance against which a protest appeal has been filed by a prosecutor shall be a defendant in accordance with Article 95, Paragraph two of the Latvian Code of Criminal Procedure. The court of appellate has the right to choose a coercive measure for the defendant

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12.12.2000. Decision of the Department of Criminal Cases, case No SKK-347/2000 The judgment is set aside because the district court denied the victim the opportunity to exercise the right to participate in the trial guaranteed to him in the Article 100, Paragraph three of the Latvian Code of Criminal Procedure

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28.11.2000. Decision of the Department of Criminal Cases, case No SKK-328/2000 Judgments of both court instances are set aside because the courts had not established and investigated the circumstances relating to the defendant's mental health, and the defendant's rights of defense were not guaranteed by the court of first instance

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23.05.2000. Decision of the Department of Criminal Cases, case No SKK-144/2000 The prosecutor's cassation protest is rejected because the appellate court had reasonably referred the criminal case for further pre-trial investigation. Parents cannot be recognized as the legal representatives of a minor in a criminal case if they have been deprived of parental authority by a court judgment

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04.04.2000. Decision of the Department of Criminal Cases, case No SKK-76/2000 The judgment of the appellate court is set aside and the case is remitted for appeal, as the injured party had been denied the opportunity to exercise the rights provided by law, which could have affected the finding out of truth in accordance with Article 19 of the Latvian Code of Criminal Procedure

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24.12.1999. Assignment Hearing Decision of the Department of Criminal Cases, case No SKK-377/1999 Under Article 99 of the Latvian Code of Criminal Procedure, the defendant may only dispense with a defense counsel on his own initiative

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29.12.1998. Decision of the Department of Criminal Cases, case No SKK-398/1998 On the defendant's right to waive his defense counsel

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27.10.1998. Assignment Hearing Decision of the Department of Criminal Cases, case No SKK-351/1998 The defense of a defense counsel at a court hearing shall be permissible only on the defendant's own initiative

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19.05.1998. Decision of the Department of Criminal Cases, case No SKK- 177/1998 The offense provided for in Article 144 of the Latvian Criminal Code is completed with the moment of retention of property. A civil claim in a criminal case under Article 101 of the Criminal Procedure Code of Latvia is a claim for compensation for material damage caused by a crime

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08.05.1998. Assignment Hearing Decision of the Department of Criminal Cases, case No SKK-169/1998 After reaching the age of majority, a minor victim shall exercise the rights and duties of the victim independently

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04.11.1997. Decision of the Department of Criminal Cases, case No SKK-272/1997 The owner (lessor) of the car is also liable for material damage caused to third parties in case of violation of traffic safety regulations

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21.03.1997. Assignment Hearing Decision of the Department of Criminal Cases, case No SKK-109/1997 The voluntary waiver of the defendant from the advocate at the court hearing does not violate the rights of the defense

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10.03.1997. Assignment Hearing Decision of the Department of Criminal Cases, case No SKK-83/1997 Several persons who have jointly committed a criminal offense are jointly and severally liable for the damage

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07.01.1997. Decision of the Department of Criminal Cases, case No SKK-6/1997 The accused's illiteracy is not a precondition for the participation of a lawyer in the case

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08.11.1996. Assignment Hearing Decision of the Department of Criminal Cases, case No SKK-278/1996 On observance of the rights of the victim at the court hearing in accordance with the provisions of Section 100 of the Latvian Criminal Procedure Code

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08.11.1996. Decision of the Department of Criminal Cases, case No SKK-253/1996 On the infringement of the defendant's rights of defense

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23.04.1996. Decision of the Department of Criminal Cases, case No SKK-88/1996 On the infringement of the defendant's rights of defense

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