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Criminal Legal Defence in EU Countries

International Lawyers Associates is the first Italian firm dealing with criminal law at a European level, defending its clients in Criminal Legal Defence in the countries of the European Union.

As is widely known, European Union regulations have enabled lawyers from Member States to practise criminal defence before the Courts of any EU country.

We speak in 5 languages

In addition to Italian, we speak in English, Spanish, French and Portuguese

ILA: in Criminal Legal Defence in the States of the European Union

The entire specialist staff of ILA – International Lawyers Associates has an in-depth knowledge of European national law, which enables its lawyers to produce an effective criminal legal defence in every EU Member State.

With pride, we can state that our law firm is composed of professionals who speak Italian, English, French and Portuguese fluently..

What is more is: International Lawyers enjoys the collaboration of more than 80 lawyers in the most important European capitals and regionally important cities, which allows immediate and constant access to the local Courts, as well as the possibility to constantly visit the detainee (if he or she is imprisoned without bail or in preventative custody awaiting trial) wherever he is.

The assistance system of International Lawyers Associates provides for the establishment of a defence team, consisting of one lawyer in the Italian office and one in the place of detention of the defendant, in order to maximise the defence and peace of mind of the defendant and his family, often residing hundreds of kilometres away from the place of detention of the relative.

The law firm also provides assistance in Greece, Slovenia, Ireland and the United Kingdom. Brexit has had no impact on our level of service to the UK legal services market.

International Lawyers Associates can take on assignments before any Court of Justice, at any level and from any European city. We cover the full range of trial cases and often come into cases where a change of Counsel is required either for trial or following convictions we are prepared to take on Appeals

Criminal Legal Defence in Spain

Our law firm specialises in criminal legal defence in Spain and its islands.

It has a strong presence in Madrid, Barcelona, Valencia and Alicante. We offer a full service in Malaga and Seville, as well as in Zaragoza, Santander and Bilbao. Worthy of separate discussion are the numerous offences, mainly generated by the busy summer season and youth crime, relating to allegations of illegal conduct in the islands: Ibiza, Palma de Mallorca, Formentera and the Canary Islands, especially Tenerife.

Cases involving children and teenagers need a specialised approach and sensitivity.. They are a huge source of stress and anxiety for the child and their families. We understand this aspects of juvenile crime in particular.

International Lawyers Associates has several local agents in these locations, who act swiftly, swiftly and responsibly, when criminal proceedings arise, guaranteeing the client maximum assistance 365 days a year.

Criminal Legal Defence in Portugal

ILA’s lawyers specialise in criminal legal defence in Portugal and its islands.

Portugal and Brazil are two areas where a concentrated professional defence collaboration has arisen, so much so that the same trials followed by International Lawyers Associates’ lawyers have often been the subject of attention in the national and international press.

The law firm operates constantly in Lisbon, Oporto, Braga and Faro.

Criminal Legal Defence in France and Belgium

ILA’s lawyers specialise in criminal legal defence in France and Belgium.

International Lawyers Associates devotes a great deal of attention to the defence and professional collaboration with various law firms across the Alps. Dozens and dozens of drug trafficking and money laundering trials have been held in French towns located on the two major axes of the drug trafficking routes (originating in Amsterdam and Barcelona).

The law firm has roots in Paris, Lyon, Marseille, Annecy. But it is also constantly active in Bordeaux, Perpignan, Montpellier, Toulon, Toulouse (in Provençal France) and Lille.

The law firm has also been involved in international business in overseas regions, in particular Guadeloupe and the French Antilles. The law firm also operates in Brussels and Liège.

Criminal legal defence in Germany

ILA’s lawyers are experts in criminal legal defence in Germany.

The presence of a large community of Italian emigrants, now in its second generation, has made the law firm’s activities constant throughout Germany and in all German Länder.

International Lawyers Associates has a fixed correspondence office in the city of Berlin, its domicile and usual partner, but given the size of the German territory, the law firm has built a network of professionals, in the satellite cities of in Munich, Stuttgart, Hannover, Frankfurt, Dresden, Leipzig, Hamburg and Bremen.

We have a wide experience with European Arrest Warrant cases arising for the German territory and the rules of intra- and extra-European judicial cooperation.

Criminal judicial defence in Scandinavian countries

The phenomenon of South American drug trafficking sees the Kingdom of the Netherlands particularly involved as a staging post for the arrival and classification of large shipments of drugs, as well as the city of Amsterdam as a location for the production of illegal illegal synthetic and recreational drugs. Our lawyers specialise in criminal defence in the Netherlands and have established strong links and defence collaborations, participating in very high profile trials in Amsterdam and Rotterdam, as well as in The Hague, Utrecht and Eindhoven. The field of action then spread to the capital cities of the Scandinavian countries and beyond: today, our law firm also specialises in criminal legal defence in Denmark, Sweden, Norway and Finland. The very high costs of defence in the Scandinavian countries are determined by the law, which precisely regulates defence lawyers’ fees. Nevertheless, the high level of professionalism and seriousness of our Danish, Swedish, Norwegian and Finnish colleagues has always enabled our international firm to fully meet the needs of our clients. In Sweden, we operate in Stockholm, Gothenburg and Malmo. In Denmark, in the neighbouring city of Copenhagen. In Norway, we are only present in Oslo and Fredrikstad, while in Finland we can operate in Helsinki, Tampere and Kuopio.

Criminal legal defence in the Central European area

ILA’s lawyers are experts in criminal legal defence in Austria, the Czech Republic and Hungary.

Criminal legal defence in Central Europe. The countries of the Central European area, in particular Austria, the Czech Republic and Hungary, receive special attention and professional interest from our international law firm. Our law firm has physical offices in these countries and generally operates in Vienna, Graz, Salzburg and Linz, as well as in the Upper Tyrol in Innsbruck, for the Austrian nation.

International Lawyers also has interpreters and translators at its disposal to assist clients and their families, so that professional full service delivery can be fully realised on site. The company is also present and active in the Czech Republic, in the cities of Prague, Brno and Ostrava, as well as in Znojmo. Our agent are also always available in Bratislava and Kosice.

In Hungary, International Lawyer Associates has an office in Budapest, which covers the entire territory of Hungary, which itself is not large and is protected by the new rules to block non-EU immigration.

Criminal legal defence in Poland and the Baltic Republics

ILA’s staff is highly specialised in criminal legal defence cases in Poland and the Baltic Republics – Lithuania, Estonia and LatviaWe offer a full criminal defence service including in European Arrest Warrant cases.

The deep infiltration of the Italian firm into Poland and the Baltic area, and vice versa, the ramification of mafias and criminality in these regions into the European continent, have led to the formation of numerous professional agreements between ILA’s foreign missions, associated governmental and diplomatic institutions and numerous Polish colleagues, as well as the Republics of Lithuania, Estonia and Latvia.

The extension of the Polish nation led to the decision to use a fairly extensive network, with addresses in the cities of Warsaw, Krakow, Szczecin and Lodz.

The presence of a full enclave of Russian territory within the continental territory of the European Union (Kaliningrad Territory) and the free access to the area for non-Europeans without a visa, made it necessary to use criminal defence in the surrounding areas. Polish and Lithuanian cities of Gdansk and Kaunas in particular. In Lithuania, we operate in Vilnius and Klaipeda. In Latvia, we have an office in Riga as well as Tallinn in Estonia. Riga as well as Tallinn in Estonia.

Criminal legal defence in Romania

ILA’s lawyers are experts in criminal judicial defence in Romania, and it cannot be denied that it is in this country that our international law firm finds one of its largest client bases.

The phenomenon of bilateralism and judicial cooperation between Italy and Romania and between Romania and other EU countries is particularly well established as Romania has a large migrant community.

The trials conducted in that country, with the cooperation of the best local lawyers, have also enabled us to achieve excellentoutcomes for our clients. The offences we deal with are numerous: criminal association and computer fraud (especially in the Oradea area), money laundering and drug trafficking (with a significant presence of our houses in the port city of Constanta), child abduction, corporate and tax offences, arrest warrants, etc. We practice, also through our local lawyers, in Bucharest, Timisoara, Constanta, Craiova, Satu Mare and Iași.