Introduction - Procedure for court proceedings
In conjunction with the prosecution’s indictment of the defendant, the court proceeds with the trial as follows
- 01. Trial preparations
- 02. Submittal of opinions
- 03. Perusal and making copies of evidences
- 04. The defendant’s right to refuse to make a statement
- 05. Ascertaining the defendant’s identity
- 06. The prosecution’s opening statement
- 07. The defendant’s opening statement
- 08. The chief judge’s arrangement of the points in question
- 09. Investigation of evidence
- 10. Examination of the defendant
- 11. Statement of the prosecutor’s opinion on the punishment and the defendant’s pleadings
- 12. End of pleadings and the court’s announcement of the judgment
The court makes trial preparations, including the dispatching of a copy of the indictment document to the defendant (andthe attorney) and the scheduling of the trial.
In preparing for the trial, the court may have the prosecution and the defendant (and the attorney) prepare documents concerning their positions and how to prove their points, and hold a preparatory session to examine the points in question and engage in the relevant discussion.