Conciliation proceedings

If facts relating to a criminal offence in the second degree which is the object of criminal proceedings are obvious and there is no public interest in the continuation of the criminal proceedings and the suspect or accused has reconciled with the victim, conciliation proceedings may be applied. This requires the consent of both parties.

In case of conciliation proceedings, the person who committed the criminal offence shall be obligated to pay all procedure expenses, compensate the damage caused and comply with other conditions of the agreement. After the court or the Prosecutor's Office has confirmed the agreement, the conciliator shall verify whether or not the conditions of the conciliation agreement are met. If a person with regard to whom criminal proceedings have been terminated fails to perform the obligations imposed on him/her or commits another intentional criminal offence against the same victim within six months after the termination of the proceedings, the criminal proceedings shall be resumed.