Criminal law

In the areas of criminal law, we defend our clients in criminal matters in particular, most frequently in cases of economic offenses and crimes against property. In case of discharge or discontinuance of the prosecution, we do not forget to assert compensation for damages owed to the State for damage resulting from the criminal prosecution.

Many of the cases, in which we defend our client, got famous by the media coverage. These cases are just the tip of the iceberg and we defend a wide range of clients. Our clients are individuals as well as legal entities, whose prosecution is becoming more and more frequent. Criminal liability of a legal entities may not be caused only by actions of statutory representatives (managers, board of directors), but, it may be for example caused by one of their employees. Among our legal services we therefore include preventive preparation of companies against any potential criminal liability that may arise from behaviour of their staff.

Related to this is also conducting a preliminary examination of upcoming business transactions in terms of their impacts with regard to criminal law. Business transactions can be very profitable, unless of course an offense has been committed. More than anywhere else, the proverbial "prevention is cheaper" is valid in this area.

Criminal proceedings involve persons injured as well and they have the right not only to take part in the proceedings but also to assert compensation for the damage caused by the criminal offense. Such injury can arise in many ways, damaged health or things are not exceptions. Claiming the entitlement for damage compensation in criminal proceedings is at the same time often simpler and cheaper alternative to claiming the entitlement in a civil court.

Last but not least, in the criminal proceedings we also represent "participating persons", i.e. persons whose things or other assets have been forfeited.

In criminal cases, which meet the strict criteria of acceptance for complaints under the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms, we are ready to draw up and make a complaint for our clients to the European Court of Human Rights.

The fact that we do our job responsibly is demonstrated by many awards in the area of criminal law - for the past four years in a row we were elected Law firm of the year in the area of criminal law. Our partner, Tomáš Sokol has repeatedly been elected the Lawyer of the year for many years and even from the international point of view, he is the most recommended lawyer in the area of criminal law in the Czech Republic (Chambers & Partners). Our effort rests on the team of our co-workers experienced in criminal law.

Please do not hesitate to contact us.