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Chapter Twenty-five. Court investigation

10.03.2005. Decision of the Department of Criminal Cases of the Senate, case No SKK-154/2005 The need of examination of evidences during judicial investigation

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10.12.2004. Decision of the Department of Criminal Cases of the Senate, case No SKK-683/2004 A court may review a case without examination of evidences, if a person on trial agrees with all circumstances of commitment of an offence, which were established in pre-trial investigation, mentioned in accusation and qualification of an offence. The court is obliged to clarify opinion of an accused and to provide a defence counsel in the first instance court in cases, when he/she doesn’t know language of proceedings  

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13.11.2004. Decision of the Department of Criminal Cases of the Senate, case No SKK-624/2004 If a person is charged with commitment of an offence stipulated in several sections of the Criminal Law and a court adopted a decision not to examine evidences in accusation with one section of the Criminal Law only, then in rest part of accusation, the court is obliged to perform court investigation with examination of evidences

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27.01.1998. Decision of the Department of Criminal Cases, case No SKK- 3/1998 The court bases its judgment solely on the evidence examined at the hearing, but the evidence must be assessed on the basis of a comprehensive, complete and objective examination of all the circumstances of the case. Forensic examination shall be carried out in accordance with the requirements of Articles 286 and 263 of the Latvian Criminal Procedure Code

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23.04.1997. Assignment Hearing Decision of the Department of Criminal Cases, case No SKK-148/1997 The judgment may refer to the testimony of witnesses who, in accordance with the requirements of Sections 285 and 299 of the Latvian Code of Criminal Procedure, are not interrogated at a court hearing when these persons are not present at the court hearing for reasons which exclude them from appearing in court, but their previous testimony is read and investigated at the court hearing

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23.04.1997. Assignment Hearing Decision of the Department of Criminal Cases, case No SKK-143/1997 The testimony of a witness given during the pre-trial investigation may be read in court if the witness avoids appearing in court

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17.04.1997. Assignment Hearing Decision of the Department of Criminal Cases, case No SKK-140/1997 The judgment may refer to the testimony of witnesses who, in accordance with the requirements of Sections 285 and 299 of the Latvian Code of Criminal Procedure, are not interrogated at a court hearing when these persons are not present at the court hearing for reasons which exclude them from appearing in court, but their previous testimony is read and investigated at the court hearing

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05.03.1997. Assignment Hearing Decision of the Department of Criminal Cases, case No SKK-81/1997 The court may examine the testimony provided by victims and witnesses during the pre-trial investigation if the circumstances specified in Section 285 of the Latvian Code of Criminal Procedure exist. These circumstances also apply to the proceedings before the appellate court

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