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Document 62020CA0338

Case C-338/20: Judgment of the Court (First Chamber) of 6 October 2021 (request for a preliminary ruling from the Sąd Rejonowy dla Łodzi-Śródmieścia w Łodzi — Poland) — Proceedings relating to the recognition and execution of a financial penalty imposed on D.P. (Reference for a preliminary ruling — Area of freedom, security and justice — Judicial cooperation in criminal matters — Mutual recognition — Financial penalties — Framework Decision 2005/214/JHA — Grounds for non-recognition and non-execution — Article 20(3) — Decision imposing a financial penalty — Observance of the rights of the defence — Notification of documents in a language not understood by the sentenced person — Translation of the essential elements of the decision)

OJ C 490, 6.12.2021, p. 11–12 (BG, ES, CS, DA, DE, ET, EL, EN, FR, HR, IT, LV, LT, HU, MT, NL, PL, PT, RO, SK, SL, FI, SV)

6.12.2021   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

C 490/11


Judgment of the Court (First Chamber) of 6 October 2021 (request for a preliminary ruling from the Sąd Rejonowy dla Łodzi-Śródmieścia w Łodzi — Poland) — Proceedings relating to the recognition and execution of a financial penalty imposed on D.P.

(Case C-338/20) (1)

(Reference for a preliminary ruling - Area of freedom, security and justice - Judicial cooperation in criminal matters - Mutual recognition - Financial penalties - Framework Decision 2005/214/JHA - Grounds for non-recognition and non-execution - Article 20(3) - Decision imposing a financial penalty - Observance of the rights of the defence - Notification of documents in a language not understood by the sentenced person - Translation of the essential elements of the decision)

(2021/C 490/10)

Language of the case: Polish

Referring court

Sąd Rejonowy dla Łodzi-Śródmieścia w Łodzi

Parties to the main proceedings

Applicant: D.P.

Defendant: Prokuratura Rejonowa Łódź-Bałuty

Operative part of the judgment

Article 20(3) of Council Framework Decision 2005/214/JHA of 24 February 2005 on the application of the principle of mutual recognition to financial penalties, as amended by Council Framework Decision 2009/299/JHA of 26 February 2009, must be interpreted as allowing the authority of the executing Member State to refuse to execute a decision, within the meaning of Article 1(a) of the framework decision, imposing a financial penalty for a road traffic offence, where that decision has been notified to the addressee thereof without a translation, into a language which he or she understands, of the elements of the decision which are essential in order to enable him or her to understand the charge against him or her and fully to exercise his or her rights of the defence, and without that addressee being afforded the opportunity to obtain such a translation on request.


(1)  OJ C 19, 18.1.2021.


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