What happens after trial?
October 16, 2010
There are three stages of a criminal case in Romania:
• the first instance court (this is the “trial”);
• the appeal; and
• a second (more restricted) appeal.
All parties involved in the case (the defendants, the victims, the prosecution) can appeal the sentence on issues that impact them. The appeals take a much shorter period of time then the first instance trial, since not all of the evidence is reviewed again.