Hua Hin Today first published an article about the Hua Hin Provincial Court after attending the official opening on 22nd April 2013. In the February 2016 edition we were able to publish information from a press release to introduce a new service of the Hua Hin Provincial Court; a Tourist Case Section.
This prompted us to seek further information about the Court with an audience granted by the Court Chief Judge, who graciously gave her time to allow an interview last month. As an important part of presenting this information, a draft of the article was forwarded for any necessary corrections to be made to ensure the accuracy of the contents. Our thanks to Miss Pornpimon Sochiratna Chief Judge of the Hua Hin Provincial Court and Mrs. Sirikarn Dittabhakdi Judge of the Hua Hin Provincial Court other Court staff for their time and cooperation. Apart from the interview proving us with first hand information, we received three very important English language publications covering the complete services provided by the Provincial Court, for locally based individuals as well as Tourist Cases. Tourist Cases are just that; only for tourists who are visiting Hua Hin on a temporary basis.
These are publications are available (in English and Thai) to the public and were the main source of the following information, with some added comments. Of course qualified legal advice is always advisable.
Being involved in a Court case is a scary notion for many, even in their home country. Forearmed is often forewarned; so having your copy of these publications may help demystify the process. Here’s a summary of what you can find.
‘Handbook For Court’s Services Of Hua Hin Provincial Court’
Rather than a ‘handbook’, this publication is a double-sided pamphlet introducing Court services with contact details and the location described. The following headings are covered:
- A brief history and description of the facilities.
- Jurisdiction – This refers to the Amphoes covered; the 13 Service Centers (Court operations) are also described.
- Court Fees
- Judgment or Order Reading
- General Guidelines for behaving in the Court and the Court’s Regulations
- Suggestions When Facing Any Problems
Application For Provisional Release To The Hua Hin Provincial Court’
- What is an application for provisional release to the Court? (Referring to release with or without bail or securities).
- At what stages can the application for provisional release be made?
- Who is entitled to apply for provisional release?
- What documents are required for application for provisional release?
- What security can be used to request provisional release for the accused or defendant?
- How to surrender the security for bail? When the application for provisional release can be made?
- How much is required bail amount in each case?
- What are the practical steps in filing application for provisional release?
‘Hua Hin Provincial Court– Tourist Case Section’
This is a 15 page booklet (in both Thai and English) of this Section which is not covered in the previous publications. Tourist Cases focus on ‘fast-tracking’ cases especially when travelling dates are looming.
- Tourist Case Section Regulations.
(Covering an outline of the role of this Section and definitions for Civil,
Consumer and Criminal Cases. Touristsare those domiciled elsewhere, both Thai and foreigners.)
- Process diagram in regular cases for Civil/Consumer Cases.
- Process diagram in Overtime and
Substitutional Civil/Consumer Cases.
- Process diagram in Criminal Cases
- Power of Attorney appointment format
One of the features of the justice process is the availability of mediation, or supervised reconciliation (including Tourist cases) at either the police or court level.
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