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(Jun 02, 2008) On May 14, 2008, the Brazilian Chamber of Deputies approved a law amending the Code of Criminal Procedure. According to the new law, criminal convictions for which the punishment exceeds 20 years of prison time will no longer trigger an automatic appeal for a new trial. The law also reduces the speaking time allotted to both the prosecution and the defense during a jury trial. The law now awaits the sanction of President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva. (Câmara Aprova Fim do Novo Julgamento para Condenados a Mais de 20 Anos de Prisão, O GLOBO (O)NLINE, May 15, 2008.)

Author: Eduardo Soares More by this author
Topic: Crime and law enforcement More on this topic
Jurisdiction: Brazil More about this jurisdiction

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Last updated: 06/02/2008