Fiches Belges
Measure Implementation
Measure possibility

Legal Framework
Applicable Framework

Competent authority
Request/decision
Execute/recognise measure

Accepted Languages
Languages

Execution Deadline
Deadlines

Legal info
Special requirements
Other information

Fiches Belges: Финландия

Проверка на самоличността, мерки за съдебна идентификация (304)

1. MEASURE IMPLEMENTATION

Финландия

Is this measure possible in your Member State under International Judicial Cooperation?

Yes. In relation to an official duty, a police officer has the right to obtain from anyone information on his name, personal identity number, date of birth and nationality, as well as on the address where he can be contacted (case a). Pre-trial investigation authorities may record fingerprints, handprints, footprints, handwriting and voice samples, photographs and information on identifying marks to identify a person suspected of an offence, investigate an offence and register offenders. In certain cases, pertaining to a criminal investigation, the personal identifying characteristics of a non-suspect may be ordered recorded as well. Personal identifying characteristics shall not be used in the investigation of any other offence; neither shall they be retained or registered for any other purpose (case b). A suspect may be subjected to an invasive body search necessary for DNA-profiling, if the maximum sentence is at least 6 months imprisonment. A DNA-profile containing other personal information than gender may not be recorded. (case c) There are no specific provisions on verifying the identity of a person appearing in court.

2. LEGAL FRAMEWORK

Финландия

International legal framework applicable for this measure in your Member State

MLA 2000

3. COMPETENT AUTHORITY TO:

Финландия

* receive the request/decision for judicial cooperation

National Bureau of Investigation

* execute/recognise the measure (if other than the receiving authority)

Typically, a police officer (cases a and b). If superficial or invasive body search is required in case b, the measure is authorized by an investigator-in-charge or a prosecutor.

4. ACCEPTED LANGUAGES

Финландия

Accepted languages for the request/decision

N/A

5. EXECUTION DEADLINE

Финландия

Deadlines for the execution of the request/decision (where applicable)

N/A

6. CONCISE LEGAL PRACTICAL INFORMATION

Финландия

a. Special requirements

N/A

b. Other useful information

Police Officers may apprehend for a maximum of 24 hours a person who refuses to give the required information or probably gives false information (case a). A person suspected on probable cause of an offence may be arrested for a minimum of four days if he refuses to disclose his name or address or gives apparently false information. The practical execution in case c resembles that of invasive body search (see measure 302).

Last reviewed on 6 юли 2016 by Секретариат на ЕСМ

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