Criminal proceedings can have dramatic consequences for the accused, who must 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 contacting our German criminal lawyers at the start of the investigation proceedings. At Schlun & Elseven Rechtsanwälte, our lawyers advise both private and business clients.
German Criminal Defence Services: Private Individuals
At Schlun & Elseven Rechtsanwälte, we are a full-service law firm who provide comprehensive assistance to a global client base. Our private clients can expect support and representation across a full spectrum of German criminal law areas in individual defence. Do not hesitate to contact us if you have been arrested, if you’re facing pre-trial detention, looking to appeal a court decision or if you fear a search of your house or business premises. Our lawyers can be relied upon during times of crisis. Contact us now using our contact details below this article.
Blackmail Defence Services
Blackmail is considered as a criminal law offence in Germany and therefore carries heavy sanctions should one be found guilty. Should a person be found guilty of it, they can face punishment of up to five years imprisonment. Those guilty can also face fines for this action. Attempted blackmail is also punishable by law. Should a case involve those in a gang or in organised crime, then the sentencing will be likely to be on the higher end of the scale. Other factors will also be considered such as cases involving violence and dangers to the life of the person, these cases will carry heavy sanctions.
At Schlun & Elseven Rechtsanwälte, our criminal law defence team provides our clients with comprehensive legal advice regarding such cases in Germany. We will provide you with clear defence strategies and guidance to defend you against damaging accusations.
Criminal Procedure: Bail, Appeals & Police Summons
If you face accusations of criminal offences in Germany, it is crucial to have an experienced criminal defence lawyer at your side. Criminal law cases are complicated, and criminal law procedure does not start in the courtroom. If you have not previously been involved in a criminal law case, it can be a daunting experience. Before even reaching a court, there may be house searches, interrogations and police summonses, having a lawyer during this time is vital to your future success.
Criminal law cases follow certain patterns. There are rules in place for every aspect; from how witnesses and experts should be called to how evidence should be presented and whether bail applies. Although you may not have experienced a criminal law case in Germany before, our criminal defence lawyers have seen this scenario many times before now. They will outline to you how a case will proceed and what you can expect during it.
The changes and developments in technology in recent decades have changed everything about our lives, including crime. Fraudulent activity due to cybercrime incidents is rising. Should you be the victim of such a fraud action, or a victim of another cybercrime offence, it is in your interest to contact a lawyer for advice. In such a relatively new law area, it can be difficult to know what to do next. Our lawyers will advise you of the next steps to take.
Similarly, it is easy to be falsely accused of benefitting from such a scam. It is not uncommon for accusations and investigations to find the wrong person. Therefore, contacting a lawyer in such circumstances is crucial to ensure that the case goes no further than it needs to. Our lawyers also advise and provide defence services when it comes to accusations of cyberstalking, online harassment, copyright infringements and other internet criminal law offences. Contact our team of lawyers to find out more about the services we offer in these fields.