PROCEEDINGS IN TRIAL COURT
TRIAL GENERAL PROVISIONS
Article 262. Participation of the defendant in trial
Trial court considers the case in the presence of the defendant whose appearance in court is necessarily required.
In the absence of the defendant, the case may be considered only on exceptional basis:
1) when the defendant stays outside the limits of Ukraine and evades appearing in court;
2) if the defendant requests that his/her case related to crime which may not be punished with confinement be considered in his/her absence. However, if so, the court may find that defendant’s appearance is necessarily required.
1. The accused shall be present during the trial.