Recently, investigators have replaced the practice of sending summonses by mail with a more convenient one. Agendas are sent directly to Viber, WhatsApp, Telegram, etc.
Do you have to appear before the investigator on a certain date and time?
The law defines the following methods of calling:
1. direct delivery of the summons to the person;
2. sending it by mail, e-mail or facsimile;
3. making a call by phone or telegram.
Since the list does not mention sending agendas to mobile applications, the investigator is not allowed to send them to Viber, WhatsApp, Telegram, etc., and you are not obliged to appear before the investigator.
What do courts take into account if an investigator requests permission to force a person to appear due to non-appearance?
It is impossible to confirm that the summons was sent by the investigator, and the recipient's number is assigned to a specific person.
The profile photo in the messenger is also not a confirmation of receiving the summons, because every user has such an opportunity.
The law does not provide for calls via mobile applications, as it is not possible to confirm receipt of the summons by a person.
What to do in case of receiving a summons in the application?
Do not reply to messages
Send the summons to your lawyer for advice