You may not have been convicted of a crime but you could be facing a prison sentence if you are charged with one.
If you are found guilty of a charge of assault, burglary or assault occasioning actual bodily harm, you could face prison.
The act is called “sodificio” in Italian law.
It means that, although you have been acquitted of the crime, you may still face the possibility of being convicted for assault.
In order to avoid jail, you need to prove that you were at the time at fault, or were a party to the act of the alleged assault.
If you have not been convicted, you are not required to prove your innocence.
The crime of sodificio can only be prosecuted for assault in Italy.
If you have committed an assault while under the influence of alcohol or drugs, you will face a prison term of up to 12 months.
If the act is committed in a public place, you would face a jail term of two years and a fine of up,000 euros.
The punishment for the offence of sodifi can be anywhere from two months to a maximum of three years.
If a court decides that you have violated the law by assaulting someone, you can be fined up to 30,000 euro.
If there is an aggravating factor, the fine is tripled.
The Italian penal code, which is a mixture of Italian and European criminal law, provides for a maximum penalty of three and a half years in prison for sodificios crimes.