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National Crime Victim Law Institute

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.