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Complaint to non prosecution (Art 12 Sv)

What is an Article 12 Sv procedure?

If you, as a direct stakeholder, do not agree with the prosecutor’s decision not to prosecute the defendant, you can file a complaint with the court. This is referred to as an Article 12 Sv procedure and refers to the relevant article of the Code of Criminal Procedure. The court will decide whether the defendant should still go to court following your complaint.

Inspection of court documents

For PSG, this means that we are regularly asked questions by the lawyer who assists a victim of a crime. After gaining access to the court documents (Art. 51 Sv), lawyers often come across extensive research files. These files often also contain reports of findings on digital forensics, requiring specialist knowledge to assess whether further scrutiny makes sense. It is not uncommon for the investigation to conclude that nothing relevant has been found, unclear where it is sought and at least as important, where no search has been made.

What seems irrelevant at some point in the investigation may prove to be of great importance at a later date!

Victim attorney

PSG works closely with renowned victim lawyers. This cooperation has repeatedly led to a change in criminal prosecution. It’s these things that make our hearts beat the fastest. In this way, we hope to contribute significantly to the maintenance of the rule of law.

Victim support

In addition to the partnership with the legal profession, PSG also maintains close contacts with Victim Support Netherlands. It helps 200,000 victims and survivors return to their lives every year after a major event. In addition to providing emotional help, victim support accompanies them in the criminal trial. This is where the paths of Victim Support, the legal profession and PSG intersect and we move together to uncover the truth.

Thanks to years of experience and personal contacts, PSG has access to an extensive arsenal of current data files and a very extensive network both in the Netherlands and internationally. If a research question cannot be answered by us within the legal frameworks, we do not carry out the investigation.

PSG’s forensic investigators have years of experience in defence, police, Interpol and special investigation services. They are all in possession of a permit granted by the Ministry of Justice and Security for private investigation. In addition, they obtained globally recognized certifications, including:

  • Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)
  • Certified Information Security Manager (CISM)
  • Certified Computer Examiner (CCE)
  • Encase Certified Examiner (EnCE)
  • Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE)
  • Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH)

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