Criminal Lawyer in Germany

Criminal proceedings can have dramatic consequences for the accused, who has to face both the police and the prosecution. Attempting a defence without the help of a specialized criminal lawyer is extremely risky. We therefore urgently recommend instructing a criminal  lawyer at the start of the investigation proceedings. The sooner work on a defence strategy is begun, the more likely it is that either a discontinuation of the criminal proceedings or an acquittal can be achieved. There is a common misconception that instructing a criminal defence lawyer is some kind of acknowledgement of guilt – this is definitely not true. Instead, it is simply a measure designed to ensure that your rights are protected during the criminal proceedings. As your personal contact, Ms. Valerie Tiet and her team will assist you with all kinds of criminal law problems and questions in our offices at Aachen, Berlin, Cologne, Düsseldorf, Hamburg and Munich. Make use of our offer today and ask for a free preliminary assessment regarding your criminal case via e-mail or telephone.

Expertise in criminal law

Instructing a criminal lawyer in intermediate, main, enforcement or summary proceedings, too, is both possible and recommended. An experienced and assertive criminal defense lawyer can support you in dealing with the prosecution and the court, and achieve the best possible outcome in your criminal case. This may not always be a discontinuation of proceedings or an acquittal, but where a conviction is inevitable, will be a lower sentence. The basic condition for an effective criminal defence is, in addition to careful study of the files, a relationship of trust and confidence between the client and his lawyer. Victims of criminal offences, too, should seek legal advice. We can report the offence for you, offer assistance to witnesses, and can lead you through any accessory private prosecution proceedings.

Below, you can see a list of our criminal defense & litigation services:

  • Advice on search and seizure measures
  • Business and Financial crime
  • Bribery, Embezzlement
  • Court Hearings
  • Criminal Appeals
  • Drug Charges

Your personal criminal law contact

Strafrecht: Anwältin Valerie Tiet

Comprehensive and personal support in difficult times

Schlun & Elseven will provide assertive representation for you and your interests.

Remand in custody

You have questions about the pretrial dentention? Ms Valerie Tiet is an expert about the procedure involving dentention, its duration, and any further questions on how to act while being remanded in custody.

International Team of Lawyers

The international team of lawyers at Schlun & Elseven can advise and represent individuals and companies in criminal matters fluency in the following languages: Arabic, German, English, French, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, and Turkish.

House Searches

Generally, a house search is not completely unexpected. Nevertheless, most people are unprepared and do not know how to react. Ms Valerie Tiet will help you immediately in the case of an house search. Ranging from the right way to behave during a search, to your legal options generally, and further to the best way to conduct yourself after a house search – she will provide you with the information you need. If you have any further questions about house searches or need legal assistance, you are welcome to call us anytime or contact us for a free preliminary assessment via our online form or e-mail.

Online Form

Use the form to tell us about your concern. After receiving your request, we will make a short preliminary assessment on the basis of the information provided and give you a cost estimation. You are then free to decide whether you want to instruct us. We can guarantee that this service is non-committal and free of charge.

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Locations & Contact

Office Hours

Mon. – Fr:
09:00 – 19:00 o’clock
24h Contact:
+49 211 882 84196

Appointments only after
telephone arrangement.


Schlun & Elseven Rechtsanwälte PartG
Von-Coels-Straße 214
52080 Aachen (Eilendorf)
Tel: +49 241 4757140
Fax: 0241 47571469


Schlun & Elseven Rechtsanwälte PartG
Kyffhäuserstr. 45
50674 Köln
Tel: +49 221 93295960
Fax: 0221 932959669


Schlun & Elseven Rechtsanwälte PartG
Königsallee 60F
40212 Düsseldorf
Tel: +49 211 882 84196
Fax: 0221 932959669

Conference Rooms

Munich 80339
Theresienhöhe 28

Hamburg 20354
Neuer Wall 63

Berlin 10785
Potsdamer Platz 10