The Presnensky Court of Moscow has postponed the hearing in the case of the actor Mikhail Efremov until August 31. The artist was given a week to find a lawyer, reports RIA Novosti.
“Postpone until August 31, at 11:00,” said judge Elena Abramova.
Efremov came to the meeting today alone and asked for a biological examination of the passenger seat airbag while he is looking for new defenders. The judge said that she could not consider the request made without the participation of lawyers. After the meeting, Efremov was brought home.
Earlier, Efremov decided to abandon his lawyers Elman Pashayev and Elizaveta Shargorodskaya. Efremov explained that he intends to hire other defenders who will be “stronger”, and the acting, according to him, will remain as consultants.
Efremov is accused of committing an accident in a state of alcoholic and drug intoxication, as a result of which a person died. The accident occurred on June 8 at Smolenskaya Square in Moscow. According to the investigation, Efremov, driving a Jeep Grand Cherokee, drove into the oncoming lane on Smolenskaya Square in Moscow and collided with a Lada van. Sergey Zakharov, who was driving the van, died in the hospital.