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You have the right to join criminal prosecution of the offender with your claim for compensation. In such a case, in its final decision the court may, in addition to the punishment, also oblige the offender to pay damages. In addition, you may also claim your right to compensation separately in civil litigation.
At any point before the first hearing in court, before taking evidence.
It is necessary to specify in detail what the person who has incurred damage is seeking and to claim and prove the individual injuries.
It is solely at your discretion what evidence you present to the court to support your claim. Of course, full and persuasive evidence is required for the decision to be in your favour.
yes, at your own cost.
If you have not proven the amount of the damage or if the necessary taking of evidence prolongs the criminal proceedings. In such a case, the court will refer your claim for damages to civil law remedies.
You have the right to appeal until the judgment on damages.
If the offender does not do what he has been ordered to do, you may apply with the court to have the decision enforced by a court enforcement officer.
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