Primary and additional offence
If a person is tried only for one crime, the offence in such a criminal case is called “simple”, if a person is tried for several crimes at once, it is called “qualified”. The gravest of the offences charged is the primary offence, the rest are additional offences (sometimes an additional offence is also called an additional qualification).
number of persons whose cases have gone through the court
persons convicted for primary offence
persons convicted for additional offence
persons acquitted for primary offence
persons whose cases for primary offence were terminated
total number of cases where this article was used
In 2020, 21871 people were convicted on main offence under this article. 8113 (37.1%) were sentenced to suspended imprisonment, another 5357 (24.5%) got prison sentences. 84 persons were acquitted. Cases involving 12341 persons were terminated (36% court cases), 15382 cases were closed on non-exculpatory grounds.
3884 persons were convicted on additional offense. Court decided to terminate the case for 64 persons on this case by this article on additional offense. 126 people were acquitted of additional offense.
Outcomes of the cases pertaining to Article 159 that made it to the court (primary offence)
additional offence (by the number of persons)
add. qualification (by the number of crimes)
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