Criminal review proceedings in criminal cases before the Supreme Court of the Netherlands require specific expertise in that the nature of review proceedings differs from that of a criminal case in the first instance or on appeal. The Supreme Court is not a fact-finding body, and can only carry out a formal check on the judgment handed down by a lower judicial body.
Instigating review proceedings is, as is the case with an appeal, subject to legal time limits. Under the rules, review proceedings are to be instigated within 14 days of the final judgment of the court. A second time limit applies to the court document in cassation, which must be submitted within 60 days of receipt of notification by the Supreme Court.
You can contact us if you are seeking assistance in a review case, and the aforementioned time limits have not lapsed, or the second time limit has not begun.