Relevant Investigations start after the end of the period of notification, with the goal set to finalize the proceedings, including the verdict until
- 3:00 pm the next day if the team plays the next day or,
- at latest 6:00 pm the day before the next game day.
- If there is no video evidence available DOPS has the possibility to suspend players only because of referee game reports, referee supervisor reports or game delegate reports.
Investigations of serious nature can be put "under review" until DOPS has sufficient time to adequately review the case pending with no maximum time frame.