Our criminal defence of individual persons covers clients such as executives of banks, insurance companies and other large corporations, as well as decision-makers in medium-sized companies and ambitious individuals. Despite our specialisation in complex proceedings involving commercial and tax criminal law, we also engage ourselves actively accross whole spectrum of general criminal law and other supplementary penal provisions. The defendant in criminal proceedings When you are a defendant in criminal proceedings, you will usually find yourself in a situation that is emotionally and mentally very stressful, when your reputation and the entire social and professional wellbeing are often put at stake. In such a situation, first and foremost, you need the accurate assessment of the expected trial procedure and ruling by a competent criminal defence lawyer, so that you can once again regain your ability to act with authority. Ways of defending you effectively Defending individual persons requires, in many cases, knowledge and experience that stretch far beyond criminal law, as well as teamwork with other consultants. This is required as quite often issues of civil, labour and tax law go hand in hand with criminal proceedings, the dependencies and interactions of which must be taken into consideration. As an example, the “most favourable” discontinuation of proceedings can be reversed against payment of a cash requirement (§ 153a of the Criminal Code), if the affected person is prevented from any further exercise of his hunting hobby as a result of the loss of the firearms licence. As a defendant in criminal proceedings you are dependent on an experienced criminal defence counsel or a specialised lawyer in criminal law, who will accurately assess the level of suspicion against you and knows the best way to conduct your defence in each individual case. This can involve, for instance, a written submission as early as during the preliminary investigations, the defence lawyer seeking personal contact with the investigating authority for purposes of reaching an “agreement”, waiting for the main hearing or – in rare cases – even carrying out personal cross-examination. Our work standards Both partners are specialised lawyers in the field of criminal law and have long-standing experience as experienced criminal defence lawyers across the whole spectrum commercial and tax criminal law, as well as general criminal law. We will take up your case quickly and in a very professional manner, then immediately show you the possible options for action and develop together with you the best possible defence strategy – ranging from quiet halting of proceedings up to defending you during in the review hearing before the Federal Court of Justice. During this entire process we will – of course – defend your interests unilaterally. However, this does not mean that we are, in principle, seeking conflict with the law enforcement agencies. On the contrary: We foster respect with all law enforcement agencies, but at the same time fight with all our might for your rights. We always believe: There are no “small” clients. If you need any advice concerning individual defence, please feel free to contact us on +49 40-28668220 or send us an email.