In accordance with the criminal procedure code, the courts can correct in their decisions only grammatical and arithmetical errors
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The project open data OpenDataBot found three instances in one case in the court registry were two different sentences. This was reported on the website of the project.
Thus, the court Lisichansk (Luhansk region) in April this year, admitted the head physician of ambulance station guilty of professional negligence in the conduct of the tender. According to the first decision, the court fined the accused with the prohibition to occupy certain positions. However, after 23 days in the Unified state register of court decisions, there is a new sentence: the man was sentenced to two years in prison.
6 APR lyubotinskie court (Kharkov region) issued two decisions on the same case: in one sentence of a pensioner, who gets into an accident that killed his wife, was deprived of the license for three years, second – five.
4 APR Baryshevsky court (Kyiv region) has sentenced the accused to stealing to three years in prison with a probation period of three years. April 5 in the registry there was one more decision in the criminal case – with minor wording changes. The text also has changed the name of the attorney representing the state.
OpenDataBot notes that the modification of the sentence can occur only in case of appeal the court decision. In accordance with article 379 of the Criminal procedure code of Ukraine, the court may only correct clerical errors and obvious arithmetical errors.
“If the punishment was appointed to the court, the verdict cannot be changed. For its appeal need the court of appeal. But there are cases when the courts decide to “fix” the essence of the sentence. Such situations are likely to indicate corruption schemes,” – said the creators OpenDataBot.