JUDr. Jan Řeháček, státní zástupce, Okresní státní zastupitelství v Ústí nad Labem, jrehacek@osz.unl.justice.cz

The paper deals with limited possibilities of criminal prosecution of alimony dodgers staying abroad. It points to practical problems arising from dealing with this crime, especially to difficulties in proving the subjective aspects of this crime. In the conclusion, the paper outlines possibilities offered by the Czech law to effectively solve the problem of alimony dodgers while pointing to the civil dimension of the crime and the principle of subsidiarity of penal repression.