I was reading about the criminal punishment in common law, and found a nice classification which would probably serve as a good example for legislation of Moldova too. One type of punishment is the compensation which is divided into three types:
Fine – which exists also in Moldova, this is when you have to pay a tax for what you did.
Community service – also in Moldova, 50 conventional units for 1 month imprisonment.
Compensation of damages to the victim – this is not settled in the legislation, in the Criminal Code of Moldova. And is remaining at the desire of the judge to settle a compensation of damages. Usually this compensation is too small, because Moldova is not used to compensations yet.
People when go to court they don’t usually aspire to a compensation, they whish to get some right, something which was violated, and they don’t dream for any compensation of 1 million dollars like in United States of America.
At the same time lawyers from America do their best to obtain this compensation; either it is a car accident injury, or personal injury claim. I know a case when a young man in Moldova was beaten by 5 people, and he stayed in the hospital for a month and obtained a compensation of 300$. What kind of lawyers did he have? A personal injury lawyer should be a professional. He should not let such situations happen.
So the difference between compensation punishment in Moldova and USA is a huge one. Here if a person gets injured he is not sure he will get any moral or physical damage compensation.