Article 95. Minutes
1. When conducting legal proceedings, it is compulsory to make minutes according to the uniform form.
The minutes shall clearly state the place, date, time, month and year of the proceeding, the starting time and the ending time, the contents of the proceedings, the persons conducting, participating in or related to their proceedings, claims, requests or suggestions.
2. Minutes of court sessions must be signed by the presiding judges and court clerks. Minutes of other proceedings must be signed by the persons prescribed by this Code in each case. The repaired points in the record must also be verified by their signature.
Article 96. Term calculation
1. The time limit prescribed by this Code is calculated by hour, day and month. Night is from 22:00 to 6 am of the following day.
When calculating a daily deadline, it expires at 24:00 on the last day of the deadline. When calculating a term in months, the time limit expires on the same day of the following month; if the month has no coincidence, the expiration on the last day of that month; If the deadline expires on a holiday, the next first business day will be counted as the last day of the deadline.
When calculating a custody or temporary detention time limit, such time limit expires on the expiration date of that time limit specified in the order. If the time limit is calculated in months, one month is counted as thirty days.
2. In cases where the application or papers are sent by post, the time limit is calculated according to the postmark of the sending place. If an application or document is sent through the supervisory Board of prisons or prisons, the time limit is counted from the date the prison or prison supervisors receive the application or document.
Article 97. Restoration of time limit
If it is overdue and has a plausible reason, the proceeding-conducting agency must reinstate the time limit.
Article 98. Court costs
Court costs are all costs of conducting criminal proceedings including remuneration for witnesses, victims, expert witnesses, interpreters, and defense counsels if appointed by the proceeding agency. and other expenses as provided for by law; civil court fees in criminal cases.
Article 99. Responsibility to bear court costs
1. The court fee shall be borne by the convicted person or by the State according to the provisions of law.
2. The convicted must pay the court fees according to the court’s rulings.
3. In cases where the cases are prosecuted at the request of the victims, if the Court declares the defendants are not guilty or the cases are suspended according to the provisions of Clause 2, Article 105 of this Code, the victims must pay court fees.