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"Under 'reliable' protection: how unprofitable lawyers are displaced". Ksenia Amdur comments for
7 июля 2022 г.

In 2020, the court found the woman guilty of distributing drugs. Her lawyer was unable to attend the hearing when the verdict was appealed in cassation. The case was eventually heard without him, even though the lawyer had indicated that he would not be able to attend. The Supreme Court has clarified why a hearing cannot be held without defence counsel even if the defendant has no objections. Read about the problem of lawyers being "forced out" of proceedings and how to behave in such a situation in this article.

Commented by Amdur Ksenia, Advisor, Supervisor of criminal law and general practice of Alliance Legal CG