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Article 707-4 of the French Code of Criminal Procedure

The provisions of articles 707-2 and 707-3 are also applicable to a convicted offender who has been authorised to pay the fine in several instalments spread over time, according to the deadlines and procedures determined by the relevant departments of the Public Treasury.

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Article 707-5 of the French Code of Criminal Procedure

If a committal or arrest warrant is issued, custodial sentences may be immediately adjusted, under the conditions set out in this Code, without waiting for the sentence to become enforceable pursuant to Article 707, subject to the Public Prosecutor’s right of suspensive appeal provided for in article 712-14.

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Article 707-6 of the French Code of Criminal Procedure

The amount of the increase in fines provided for in Article 132-20 of the Penal Code is set by the judge on the basis of the circumstances of the offence, the personality of the offender and the offender’s material, family and social circumstances. This increase does not apply when fines are increased pursuant to articles L. 211-27 and L. 421-8 of the Insurance Code.

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Article 708 of the French Code of Criminal Procedure

Enforcement of the sentence or sentences handed down at the request of the public prosecutor takes place when the decision has become final. However, the time limit for appeal granted to the public prosecutor by Articles 505 and 548 does not prevent the execution of the sentence, whatever its nature. The execution of a police sentence or a non-custodial correctional sentence may be suspended or split for serious medical, family,…

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Article 709-1 of the French Code of Criminal Procedure

In each judicial court and in each court of appeal, an office for the enforcement of sentences shall be set up, the composition, tasks and operating procedures of which shall be specified by decree. In particular, this office is responsible for providing any convicted person present at the end of the criminal court hearing with a statement of criminal convictions stating the sentences that have been handed down.

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Article 709-1-1 of the French Code of Criminal Procedure

The police and gendarmerie units may, ex officio or on the instructions of the public prosecutor or the sentence enforcement judge, apprehend any convicted person for whom the second paragraph of article 131-9 or the second paragraph of Article 131-11 of the Penal Code or placed under the supervision of the sentence enforcement judge and in respect of whom there are one or more plausible grounds for suspecting that he…

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Article 709-1-2 of the French Code of Criminal Procedure

The police and gendarmerie units may, in accordance with the procedures set out in articles 56 to 58 and during the hours set out in Article 59, and after obtaining the agreement of the public prosecutor or the sentence enforcement judge or on the instructions of one of these magistrates, carry out a search of the home of a convicted person who, by virtue of his conviction, is prohibited from…

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Article 709-1-3 of the French Code of Criminal Procedure

Where there are one or more plausible reasons to suspect that, following his imprisonment, a convicted person has not complied with the prohibition imposed on him, pursuant to his sentence, from entering into contact with certain persons or certain categories of persons, to associate with certain convicted persons or to appear in a specially designated place, category of place or area, the police and gendarmerie units may, on the instructions…

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