Criminal Law is a legal area whose significance has continued to grow within society over recent decades. If the concept formerly prevailed that Criminal Law could only be “Ultima Ratio“, or the last instance when all other possibilities to resolve a conflict had failed, this idea has gradually faded into the background. Today, Criminal Law has arrived to take its place in the centre of society and is an instrument that can be implemented swiftly and arbitrarily.
Thus, in current socio-political discussion, talk is of the “new lust for punishment“. It is to be observed that those who choose to energetically pursue an issue with rigor and severity regard understanding, compassion or mercy as weakness. This overall social development is accompanied by the concept - influenced by the plurality and progression of the media – that immediate answers can be presented for all problems and issues. A long decision-making process, thorough consideration, and careful examination of facts and circumstances are out of favor. On the contrary, public perception is evolving towards the concept that even the most difficult problems can be solved within the shortest time by criminal proceedings. Even legislators seem to be pursuing this trend, with a symbolic penal code and a forward displacement of facts and events that serve to further extend criminal areas.
This overall social development has not failed to leave its mark on justice per se, which must execute that which the legislators proscribe.
This makes Criminal Law notable in all fields. In the area of general criminal charges, the allegation alone virtually bears the false cloak of fact in matters of Corporate Criminal Law, where the investigative authorities themselves act as a type of ultra supervisory board.
Which is why defense is so vital. For only a strong defense can protect and help the legal position of the parties and/or companies concerned.
Our defense team has a thorough understanding of criminal defense, which does not begin in the courtroom, nor end there. It begins far more with precautionary advice and follow-up support. We are well aware of the extraordinary emotional state in which persons (this also accordingly applies to companies) find themselves when confronted with criminal allegations, which is why it is our special concern to help them to the best of our ability.
Our team of highly experienced lawyers has proved its success in practice as well as through their academic and scientific publications, many of whom have already been awarded for their activities by various independent institutions.