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The article compares the aspects related to the reporting of criminal offenses and the protection of legal norms. The order of criminal law is ensured by way of compliance, which implies the voluntary compliance by the members of the community of the legal norms imposed by law. The violation of the legal provisions determines the application of the constraint manifested by establishing the appropriate sanctions, by the empowered judicial bodies and the initiation of the criminal trial. The protection of the legal norms and the enforcement of the constraint regarding the persons who have committed crimes is possible only as a result of competent body notification.