The Judgement Enforcement unit enforces the decisions of the Swiss federal prosecution authorities to the extent they do not fall within the competence of the cantons (Art. 442 para. 3 CPC in conjunction with Art. 75 para. 1 StBOG [Criminal Authorities Organization Act]). Such decisions encompass the judgments passed by the Federal Criminal Court as well as penalty orders, discontinuation and confiscation orders of the Office of the Attorney General of Switzerland.
Enforcement of decisions on procedural costs and other financial payments
The procedural costs consist of the costs of the proceedings and the expenses in the specific criminal case (Art. 422 para. 1 CPC). Procedural costs, monetary penalties, fines and other financial payments to be made in connection with criminal proceedings are collected in accordance with the provisions of the Debt Enforcement and Bankruptcy Law DEBA (SchKG) (Art. 442 para. 1 CPC). The criminal justice authorities may set off their claims in respect of procedural costs against the claims to damages of the party liable to pay arising from the same criminal proceedings and against seized assets (Art. 442 para. 4 CPC)
If the accused person is ordered to pay the costs of proceedings, he or she is obliged to do so as soon as his or her financial circumstances permit (Art. 135 para. 4 CPC).
Request for payment in instalments / request for deferral or waiver
If you, as the accused, would like to pay the procedural costs or if you want to request a waiver of costs, for efficiency purposes and to comply with our duty to keep records, kindly use the form "Application payment by installments, deferral, waiver" below.