The question frequently asked was about the timeline of a criminal case, i.e., how long will it take to complete it? Everyone hopes to retrieve their investment as quickly as possible, which is our mutual goal.
In order to achieve this goal, we must follow rigid legal procedures. These procedures are defined by laws and regulations as well as institutional praxis and cannot be influenced by lawyers.
Even if we were sure where the assets were located, we could not seize them without a court order.
The procedural steps:
- Based on our criminal report, the state prosecutor will commence his independent investigation before bringing the case forward.
- The prosecutor will then summon the suspects to his chambers to provide a statement.
- If the suspects fail to show up and provide this statement, a warrant will be issued and police will compel them to do so.
The prosecutor decides the timeframe of the above-mentioned steps, and we are legally not allowed to influence them. After the prosecutor completes their investigation and brings the charges forward, the decision-making power in the case is passed on to the presiding judge. Only after the court decision on the case will the investors be able to claim their money from the confiscated assets.
Our assessment is that this case will take approximately three years to complete, which is the usual timeframe for a criminal case.
Attorney at Law