If I signed the summons and did not appear in wartime?

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If I signed the summons and did not appear in wartime?

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In wartime, each of us may find ourselves facing unpredictable situations, including receiving a summons at a checkpoint or simply in public places or on the street. The process of serving a summons itself is legal, but it is often accompanied by significant violations by representatives of the Territorial center of procurement and social support. Due to ignorance of their rights and obligations, citizens often sign and receive the summons even if it was delivered with significant violations.

This is how situations arise when a person has signed a summons and does not know what the algorithm of actions should be. This is where the issue of liability for failure to appear at the Territorial center of procurement and social support under summons arises.


That is why this situation raises a lot of concerns and questions about possible consequences in case of failure to appear under the summons. In this article, we will take a closer look at the legal aspects of the situation when a person has signed a call-up notice but failed to appear on time, provide legal advice and determine the possible consequences of such actions.

Failure to appear under a subpoena is subject to administrative and criminal liability. With regard to administrative liability, the amount of liability is from UAH 1700 to UAH 3400.

The aforementioned liability applies exclusively to all types of summonses, except for mobilization orders. That is, a person can receive an administrative fine only for failure to appear under a summons to clarify, update data or a summons to a military medical commission.

If a person came to the Territorial center of procurement and social support on his/her own or was brought there by means of coercion (the so-called force mobilization) and passed the military medical commission, then a mobilization order may be issued to the person. Failure to report to a mobilization order entails criminal liability. Article 336 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine provides for the elements of the crime. Evasion of conscription is punishable by restraint of liberty for a term of 3 to 5 years.

Failure to report to the Territorial center of procurement and social support during martial law may have serious consequences for the person who received the call-up. It is important to be prepared for such situations and know your rights and obligations. This may lead to administrative and even criminal liability, depending on the specific circumstances and the nature of the offense.

Failure to appear under subpoena may result in fines and even imprisonment, so inaction in such an important matter may also affect the person.


Therefore, it is necessary to carefully study all aspects of the summons and act in accordance with the requirements of the law in order to avoid unpleasant consequences and protect your rights and interests.

In such a situation, contacting a lawyer may be a good solution to protect your interests and avoid negative consequences. To get legal advice or assistance from a military lawyer, fill out the form on our website and our lawyer will call you back as soon as possible.

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