Immediate appearance/hearing

This is a procedure decided upon the prosecutor to allow for an immediate judgement at the end of a ‘garde a vue.’

The suspect is immediately taken by police to the court, and will be judged the same day.

He/she will appear before the correctional tribunal, and may request a delay (… which cannot be refused by the court) to prepare his/her defense.

However, the court my decide to remand the suspect into custody, or to place him/her under judicial control, until such time as he/she be judged.

Network lawyer are prepared to intervene urgently in assisting people subjected to immediate appearance (‘comparution immédiate’) hearings.

  • Date 9 December 2016
  • Tags Criminal Law