Summons by Hungarian police – what to do?
Have you received summons by Hungarian police to come to an interview as suspect? It is difficult to decide whether you should go, this of course depends on the circumstances that only you know. But what you should be aware of is that if you do not turn up to the interview, it is very likely that the authorities will issue a European arrest warrant.
We have it often in our practice that citizens from abroad do not follow the invitation to come to an interview, maybe because in their jurisdiction you do not have to follow such summons by the police (as for example in Germany). But in Hungary, you have to appear upon an invitation for interview as a suspect. There is no way around it.
So you should be aware of the result, which might be that you get arrested in your home country and have to spend several weeks (usually nearly 30 days) in a cell until you are extradited.
If you are in such situation, you should consult a competent lawyers who knows the Hungarian system and practice and who speaks your language.
Being a German and Hungarian lawyer, I am ready to give advice and help you go through this procedure.
If you have any further question, do not hesitate to contact me here.