A group of graduates of the “Tomorrow’s Lawyer” Program together with the Ukrainian Bar Association Branch in Dnipropetrovsk region and the Council of Advocates of the Dnipropetrovsk region conducted a practical seminar devoted to certain aspects and peculiarities of protection under Article 130 of the Code of Ukraine on Administrative Offenses and discussed the issues of protecting the rights of lawyers.
During the seminar, Artem Donets, managing partner of Donets & Partners, and Alla Shyrant, lawyer, candidate of judicial sciences, spoke about one of the most common types of administrative offenses, stipulated by Article 130 of the Code of Ukraine on Administrative Offenses – driving vehicles in the state of alcohol, narcotic or other intoxication or under the influence of drugs.
In his speech, Artem Donos spoke about the peculiarities of protection under Article 130 of the Code at the pre-trial stage and in court. The speaker informed the participants of the statistics of the Kharkiv region regarding the number of protocols drawn up and registered by the patrol police on the fact of committing an administrative offense under the provisions of Article 130 of the Code.
Having analysed the statistics, Artem told participants about the most frequent mistakes/abuses of patrol staff and gave advice on what to do in such situations to such a person and a defender.
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