If you are detained on the action, then soon you will become closely acquainted with the judicial system. If you are an informed person, you know that you should not expect anything good from her: your chances of an acquittal decision are extremely small. However, this does not mean that the court should simply be ignored – because the judicial system itself has already contacted you. Under these conditions, it is in your personal interest to minimize your damage, try to win and get a completely unhelpful experience. With the national self represented litigants project the options are there perfectly.
Perhaps you still will enjoy the uncomplicated trolling of the system so many administrative cases under the “political” article 20.2 of the CAO, our courts have never digested. But what we can guarantee is that you will learn a lot about the judicial system and the structure of our state.
An additional result of your judicial adventures will be slow, gradual, but extremely important changes in law enforcement practice that will never happen without your participation.
Since there are always not enough lawyers at all, we have prepared for you a detailed instruction on self-defense within the framework of the administrative process (how to behave, if you become a witness or accused in a criminal case). And remember: if you now refuse to defend your innocence and prefer apathy, sooner or later we will all become acquainted with the prison system.
At the same time, in case you have concerns that, as a result of your participation in the protest action, a criminal case may be opened against you, remember: everything that is written according to your words in the police report or will be told by you in court can be used against you. Think what you say and how, and say only what will help you – not the system.
There are general rules that determine how to behave in court, established for all participants in the process. And there is no difference whether it is the applicant or the claimant, the defendant or the person who arrived in another capacity (for example, a witness or a third party).
It is desirable to appear in court on the days when citizens are received. Receptions are conducted by the staff of the apparatus (on issues related to the admission of documents or a specific case). Such communication with citizens is not related to the decision of the case on the merits.
Assistants and secretaries may:
- give information on how long the case is scheduled for;
- report on what time you can come for this or that document;
- Issue documents, court decisions, rulings.
At the reception or office, the secretaries accept the documents or issue them.
When receiving documents, the secretary must check whether all the copies described in the attachment are present. Always ask to show a passport and power of attorney in a situation where the paper does not surrender personally to the participant in the case.