How long can a person be detained?

Custody is the temporary restriction of the freedom of the arrested person within the legal period until he or she is brought before the authorized judge or released, in order to complete the proceedings against him or her.

Custody is the temporary restriction of the freedom of the arrested person within the legal period until he or she is brought before the authorized judge or released, in order to complete the proceedings against him or her.

The period of detention is regulated in the Code of Criminal Procedure (CMK). Accordingly, if the arrested person is not released by the Public Prosecutor, it may be decided to take him or her into custody for the completion of the investigation. The detention period cannot exceed twenty-four hours from the moment of arrest. In crimes committed collectively, due to the difficulty in collecting evidence or the large number of suspects. The public prosecutor may order in writing to extend the detention period for three days, not exceeding one day at a time. The order to extend the detention period shall be immediately notified to the detainee. Against the written order of the Public Prosecutor regarding the detention and the extension of the detention period, the arrested person or his legal representatives may apply to the magistrate to ensure their immediate release.