Инфометр
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Every 2 out of 3 defendants in Russia
agree with the accusation and plead
guilty.
Criminal cases are dealt with in a special order.

according to judicial statistics of Court Department (2011-2016)
A chapter 40 of Russian Criminal Procedure Code is dedicated to special shortened order of proceedings which gives:
Commutation of sentence to 2/3 of the maximum penalty
and exemption from procedural costs
For the accused
No need to investigate the circumstances of guilt of the accused
For the court
The acceleration of the criminal proceedings
For the investigative authorities
What are the concerns?
On one hand you have a decreased terms of imprisonment, on the other hand a pack of pitfalls
High risks of being forced to plead guilty under the influence of unscurpluous investigators and "pocket" attorneys
Low chance to a successful appeal against a conviction
Appeal against the verdict on the presence or absence of evidence of guilt is not allowed after the special procedure had been implemented.
High risks of being forced to plead guilty under the influence of unscurpluous investigators and "pocket" attorneys
Do not plead guilty without discussing this with a lawyer. The Court can offer you an attorney, but it is better to have on hand a phone number of a lawyer you trust.
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The data was prepared by aggregating the Court Department Reports from 2011 to 2016 (Forms 1, 10.1, 10.3).

This article is a part of Sudstat project of the Project center Infometer and became possible due to ForSet organisational and educational guidance.
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