Our law firm has represented many clients facing criminal charges. We can provide assistance during police interrogation, pretrial detention, trial and appeals but also in special procedures such as forfeiture proceedings, enforcement of suspended sentences and more. If you have been accused of a criminal offense, you could face serious legal consequences and should hire a criminal defense attorney immediately. We can also help victims of crimes to file claims for compensation and get them involved in the criminal proceedings. If you are unable to afford an attorney, the government may cover your expenses. Find out more on our Rates & Fees page.
Our firm has a very wide area of practice covering criminal charges in Curaçao. We can handle any type of case, whether it’s a small criminal offence or a big, complex case. The practice areas listed below represent only a selection of the types of criminal cases we deal with.
Possession of weapons and ammunition
The taking of life, such as murder or manslaughter
The exploitation of people through deception
Domestic abuse, assault, battery and kidnapping
Sex offenses when there is a lack of consent
Traffic misdemeanors, reckless driving and DUI
Theft, robbery, arson and destruction of property
Money laundering, fraud, bribery and corruption
Possession and distribution of narcotics
“Even the intelligent and educated layman has small and sometimes no skill in the science of law. If charged with crime, he is incapable, generally, of determining for himself whether the indictment is good or bad. He is unfamiliar with the rules of evidence. Left without the aid of counsel, he may be put on trial without a proper charge, and convicted upon incompetent evidence, or evidence irrelevant to the issue or otherwise inadmissible. He lacks both the skill and knowledge adequately to prepare his defense, even though he has a perfect one. He requires the guiding hand of counsel at every step in the proceedings against him. Without it, though he be not guilty, he faces the danger of conviction because he does not know how to establish his innocence”.
(Powell v. Alabama, 287 U.S. 45 1932)
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