Practical Application of the Provisions of the Code of Criminal Procedure Regarding the Measure of Preventive Arrest


  • Nicolae Silviu Pană Bachelor's degree from the University of Bucharest, Faculty of Law, master's degree from Nicolae Titulescu University, specialization in Business Law, lawyer in the Dambovita Bar
  • Ana Maria Pană MA, Faculty of Law and Administrative Sciences, Valahia University of Targoviste, Romania



preventive measures, preventive arrest, deprivation of liberty


Preventive measures are coercive criminal law enforcement institutions, aimed at the deprivation or restriction of individual liberty, by which the suspect or defendant is prevented from undertaking certain activities that would adversely affect the conduct of the criminal proceedings or the achievement of its purpose. They have been instituted by the legislator for specific purposes, namely: to ensure the proper conduct of criminal proceedings, to prevent the abstraction of the suspect or defendant from trial and to prevent the commission of new offenses (art. 202 para. 1 of the Criminal Procedure Code). Preventive measures are not inherent in any ongoing criminal trial, but are exceptional measures (art. 9 para. 2 of the Criminal Procedure Code), and the court can decide to sease the measure or make use of the measure in the light of the specific circumstances of each case. Of the five preventive measures, three are deprivation of liberty - detention, house arrest and pre-trial detention, and two are non-custodial: judicial control and judicial control on bail. All these measures are only applicable to the natural person. Specific preventive measures may be taken against legal persons, but those are regulated by the provisions of art. 493 of the Criminal Procedure Code.


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How to Cite

Pană, N. S., & Pană, A. M. (2021). Practical Application of the Provisions of the Code of Criminal Procedure Regarding the Measure of Preventive Arrest. Logos Universality Mentality Education Novelty: Law, 9(1), 24-32.

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