These factsheets explain what happens when a person is suspected of or accused of a crime which is dealt with by a trial in court. For information on minor offences like road traffic offences, which are usually dealt with by a fixed penalty like a fine, go to Factsheet 5. If you are the victim of a crime, you can find full information about your rights here.
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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:
The trial process consists of the following stages:
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