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Article D15-6-2 of the French Code of Criminal Procedure

The public prosecutor who, pursuant to article 63-8, orders the transfer of a person from police custody may have the person brought before him or before a delegate authorised in accordance with articles R. 15-33-30 to R. 15-33-37, so that one of the measures in article 41-1 or a composition pénale provided for by article 41-2.

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Article D15-6-3 of the French Code of Criminal Procedure

I.-Requests to acquaint oneself with the case file made, pursuant to II of Article 77-2, by a suspected person may be addressed to the Public Prosecutor through their lawyer. In this case, the request may be sent by a secure means of telecommunication in accordance with the provisions of article D. 591. If the request is made pursuant to 3° of II of Article 77-2, it must include all documents…

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Article D15-7 of the French Code of Criminal Procedure

The copy of the documents in the investigation file provided for by article 81 may be made in digital format. It shall be stored in such a way as to ensure that it is only accessible to persons authorised to consult it. The marking of file documents provided for in Article 81 may be the result of an automated process, under the supervision of one or more registry agents, which…

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Article D15-8 of the French Code of Criminal Procedure

Copies in digital format delivered to lawyers pursuant to the provisions of article 114 may be sent electronically. If the size of the document does not allow it to be sent in this way, it shall be delivered on a digital medium in accordance with the provisions of article R. 165.

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Article D16 of the French Code of Criminal Procedure

The investigation into the personality of the persons under investigation as well as their material, family or social situation provided for in Article 81, paragraph 6, of the Code of Criminal Procedure and the examinations, particularly medical and medico-psychological, mentioned in paragraph 7 of the said article, constitute the personality file of the person under investigation. The purpose of this file is to provide the judicial authority, in an objective…

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Article D17 of the French Code of Criminal Procedure

When assessing the appropriateness of requesting or ordering the investigations and examinations referred to in Article D. 16, the judicial authorities shall take the utmost account of, in particular: 1° Whether the person under investigation is under twenty-five years of age; 2° Whether he or she is a repeat offender, especially if he or she is subject to criminal guardianship (1); 3° The nature of the offence (intentional assault and…

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Article D18 of the French Code of Criminal Procedure

The investigating judge who orders the investigations and examinations referred to in Article D. 16, sets the deadline by which reports must be sent to it. In the event of unjustified delays, the designated person may be replaced and the Attorney General and the President of the Examining Magistrate’s Chamber shall be notified for all legal purposes.

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Article D24 of the French Code of Criminal Procedure

The doctors responsible for these examinations are, in principle, chosen from the lists of experts drawn up pursuant to Article 157 and the articles R. 26 to R. 40 of the code of criminal procedure. The examining magistrate may also, by reasoned decision, choose particularly qualified doctors who are not on these lists.

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