In the legal system criminal law is the last and final tool that can be applied only if the sanctions of other areas of law do not provide adequate protection. By depriving individuals from their freedom or threatening to do so, criminal law affects the life of individuals the most harshly, therefore it is critical that those who are involved in criminal proceedings as defendants (suspects, accused or convicted) are aware of the rules against which their conducts are measured from a criminal law perspective by the proceeding authorities.
Based on a 10 year old criminal law practice, our criminal law experts represent defendants and victims with special attention to the above from the investigation phase to the final decision of the criminal courts. Our practice covers successfully represented compensation claims, too, brought against the Hungarian State by clients who suffered from coercive measures as criminal defendants but who later proved to be innocent.
In 2010 our colleagues joined the international PenalNet program and became part of the international criminal lawyer cooperation, too.
In misdemeanor procedures we pursue to provide procedural guarantees by professionally representing individuals challenged for conducting minor offences, and by that we intend to achieve that the legal consequence applied is not inadequately harsh as compared to the actual offense. In these procedures it is a priority to avoid or lessen sanctions that would adversely influence our clients’ life (e.g. avoiding withdrawal of driving license when traffic offense is committed).