Judgment and its enforcement

When a case has been thoroughly dealt with, the court makes its decision in the case. The judgment is usually pronounced at the end of the main hearing. In extensive and complex cases, however, the judgment may be handed down later. In that case, the court informs the parties that the judgment will be available at the registry of the court on a given day.

The judgment consists of a decision and a statement of reasons. The judgment states whether the charge has been dismissed or whether the defendant is sentenced to a punishment for the offence. The damages to be paid to the injured party are also specified in the judgment.