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Fiches Belges: Hungary

Enforcement of a Financial Penalty (902)

1. MEASURE IMPLEMENTATION

Hungary

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

Yes. According to Art. 148 (1) of Act 180 of 2012 on the cooperation with the Member States of the European Union in criminal matters the following obligations to pay can be executed in frame of this measure: a sum of money on conviction of an offence, a fine imposed on legal persons, a sum of money in respect of the costs of the proceedings, a compensation for the benefit of victims or the public, provided that the amount is at least EUR 70.

2. LEGAL FRAMEWORK

Hungary

International legal framework applicable for this measure in your Member State

Council Framework Decision 2005/214/JHA of 24 February 2005 on the application of the principle of mutual recognition to financial penalties.

3. COMPETENT AUTHORITY TO:

Hungary

* receive the request/decision for judicial cooperation

The District Court located at the seat of the Tribunal (the Central District Court of Buda /Budai Központi Kerületi Bíróság/ in the region of Budapest), which is located at the deffendant's place of residence/assets/income, or at the seat / premises of legal persons' is entitled to receive the request and execute the measure. If the financial penalty has been imposed in addition to a custodial sentence, the decision has to be taken exclusively by the Metropolitan Tribunal.

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

N/A

4. ACCEPTED LANGUAGES

Hungary

Accepted languages for the request/decision

Both the certificate and the decision have to be translated into Hungarian.

5. EXECUTION DEADLINE

Hungary

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

N/A

6. CONCISE LEGAL PRACTICAL INFORMATION

Hungary

a. Special requirements

In case of offences listed in Art. 5 (1) of the Framework Decision a ruling on execution can be taken without verification of the double criminality of the act. Imprisonment as alternative sanction is only applicable in case of executing a fine (a sum of money on conviction of an offence imposed in a decision) imposed on natural persons. The duration of custody shall not exceed 540 days, provided that the offence falls under Hungarian jurisdiction.

b. Other useful information

Monies obtained from the enforcement of decisions accrue to the Hungarian State.

Last reviewed on 6 July 2016 by EJN Secretariat

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