Fatal accident on Hungarian motorway – one year suspended for the client
Every summer thousands and thousands of foreigner pass through Hungary on their way home or come here to spend their holiday in Budapest or elsewhere. And tragically many of them suffer an accident.
The accident that happened in our case was particularly tragic. Five people injured, one person died on the spot – he had not fastened his safety-belt.
The client himself – a foreigner on the home to a remote country – did not get injured. But suffered mentally and emotionally from what had happened.
We found a very correct court with an understanding and open judge. Who weighed the evidence and in her verdict stated that the client had been inattentive, probably from being tired. And thus caused the accident. She sentenced the client to one year in prison, suspended of course, and banned him from driving in Hungary for 1,5 years.
Though we had asked for an acquittal, after short consideration the client accepted the ruling. The sentence became valid – and the client can now try to close this horrible story. As far as possible.
And I thought again: If you are well-prepared and behave the right way in a Hungarian court, you have a good chance – a very good chance – of getting a fair trial and a fair sentence.
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