We are specialists in criminal law and take on cases as public and private defenders, counsel for injured parties and special representatives for children.
In all cases where you are suspected of a serious crime, a crime with a minimum sentence of six months in prison, or if you have been arrested, you are always entitled to a public defender. You may also be entitled to a public defender in some other cases, depending on the circumstances of the individual case.
The role of a defence lawyer is to help you, as the suspect, exercise your rights during the preliminary investigation and at any subsequent trial.
You are entitled to choose your own public defender and can invoke this right in contact with the police. The district court determines whether or not you are entitled to a public defender. The costs of a public defender are borne in the first instance by the state, although you may be liable for some of the defender’s fee, depending on your financial situation. If you are not entitled to a public defender, you can engage a private defender. In such circumstances, you will be responsible for all the costs yourself.