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The penalty of restriction of freedom


The penalty of restriction of freedom consists:

1) in compulsory performance of supervised, unpaid social work as indicated by the court in an appropriate workplace, health service or social welfare facility, organization or institution engaged in charitable assistance or for the benefit of the local community, amounting from 20 to 40 hours a month;

2) in relation to an employed person, rather than the obligation defined in point 1), the court may order 10 to 25% of wages and salaries be transferred to the State Treasury or designated for social goals as indicated by the court.

It is measured in months. It can last the shortest 1 month, the longest 12 months. During this time, the convicted person may not change his place of permanent residence without the court's consent, he is obliged to perform the work indicated by the court, he is obliged to provide explanations regarding the course of serving the sentence.

Contact person on methodology:
GUS – Departament Badań Społecznych i Rynku Pracy