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Fiches Belges: Lituanie

Audition de suspects / inculpés: procédure normale (710)

1. MEASURE IMPLEMENTATION

Lituanie

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

"Yes. Hearing of a suspect/person accused is a procedural measure for the receiving and obtaining information important for the case’ investigation. The questioning of a suspect/ person accused is recorded in a protocol. The suspect who is unable to appear for the hearing or is kept in a house of detention, a remand imprisonment or correctional institution, may be questioned using audio or video remote transmission equipment. Before the first questioning a notification of suspicion must be served to and undersigned by a suspect. The examination of the accused shall start with proposal of the presiding judge to give testimony about the charge and the known circumstances of the case. After the accused has submitted a response to the charges, the presiding judge shall inform him of his right to give explanations, to respond to questions or to refuse doing any of the above. The judge shall also explain that the accused is entitled to put questions to the persons being examined and give explanation about the evidence under examination. The right to give testimony forthwith or after a lapse of time shall also be explained"

2. LEGAL FRAMEWORK

Lituanie

International legal framework applicable for this measure in your Member State

See 702

3. COMPETENT AUTHORITY TO:

Lituanie

* receive the request/decision for judicial cooperation

See 702

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

Pre-trial investigations officers, prosecutors at the prie-trial stage; courts - at the trial stage.

4. ACCEPTED LANGUAGES

Lituanie

Accepted languages for the request/decision

See 702

5. EXECUTION DEADLINE

Lituanie

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

N/A.

6. CONCISE LEGAL PRACTICAL INFORMATION

Lituanie

a. Special requirements

N/A

b. Other useful information

On the initiative of participants in the proceedings or of a pre-trial investigation officer, a prosecutor or a pre-trial investigation judge, a representative from the state institution of the child's rights protection or a psychologist may be called to attend the questioning of a suspect younger than eighteen years old to help question the minor taking into account his/her social and psychological maturity (also see 705).

Last reviewed on 6 juillet 2016 by Secrétariat du RJE

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