Criminal law

Criminal law, individuals

The right to be properly defended by an attorney of one’s choice and the right to effective legal assistance as the injured party in criminal cases are fundamental rights.

There are critical points in the life cycle of a criminal case where the help of a lawyer is especially important. The client’s legal protection is best ensured when a lawyer is called in as early as possible. This also gives better opportunities to steer the case towards reconciliation, if there are prerequisites for it.

With recent developments, Finnish criminal law has been complemented with important elements regarding legal protection, which are good to know. These include issues related to the use of evidence and situations related to incriminating oneself or a person who is in a close relationship to you.

Through public authorities’ precautionary and coercive measures, criminal law can affect a private person or a company even when the measures are actually targeted at someone else. 

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