About Philipp Busse

Lawyer Philipp Busse advises and represents our clients in all areas of criminal law. Prior to his work as a lawyer he worked as a state prosecutor and can now use this experience to successfully advise & defend our clients.

Arrested at Oktoberfest: German Criminal Defence Lawyers

The annual Oktoberfest celebrations in Munich, Germany, attract millions of attendees from all over the world. Although for most tourists, it is a memorable occasion synonymous with joyous gatherings, flowing beer, and a sense of unbridled revelry, there are potential risks involved. Legal difficulties and being arrested at Oktoberfest can make an unforgettable festival [...]

By |27. September 2023|Criminal Law|

Could Cannabis soon be Legalised in Germany? November 2021

While some people deem the usage of cannabis as a youthful indiscretion, for others, it is a criminal offence that should be punished. German law clearly regulates, among other things, the production, trafficking and related activities concerning the drug. Nevertheless, cannabis is considered the most trafficked and consumed drug in Germany in the past [...]

By |24. November 2021|Criminal Law|

Police Summons in Germany – What to do?

German criminal procedure is designed to allow the accused to comment on an accusation. This opportunity is initially provided in the context of a police interrogation. However, if this may initially appear to be suitable to exonerate oneself, statements by the accused often lead to the accused incriminating himself. Therefore, you should not directly follow [...]

Unlawful Receipt of German Child Benefit Payments

The accusation of unlawful receipt of child benefit can result in criminal proceedings. This can come to a shock of many parents who aren't aware of this fact. Many are also not aware that should they or their children move abroad then they may lose their entitlement to child benefit. Not informing the "Familienkasse" (the [...]

Reduced Working Hours / Kurzarbeit Criminal Abuse in Germany

Registration for short-time work allowance (Kurzarbeit) is a German government initiative to avert the dismissal of employees in tense economic situations by temporarily reducing working hours. As a result, the loss of earnings is reimbursed by the Federal Employment Agency with the short-time working allowance. Please see our article on COVID-19 Coronavirus: Economic Measures in [...]