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Public Prosecutor's Office has no right to a double term for appeals in criminal matters

The Chamber concluded that the Public Prosecutor's appeal to the Superior Court of Justice (STJ), which implied in the incidence of the increase clause provided for in the Drug Law, was filed five days after the legal deadline.


Rapporteur of the matter, Justice Marco Aurélio stressed that the jurisprudence of the First Chamber is that, in criminal matters, the MP does not have twice as much time to lodge an appeal for the increase of special appeal. According to him, this legal benefit occurs only in relation to the procedures of civil matters.

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