We dedicate ourselves to the robust defense of individuals charged with criminal offenses in Curaçao, ensuring their rights are protected and their voices heard. Our team is well-versed in the complexities of criminal law, providing robust legal support through every stage of the criminal justice process. Whether you are navigating police interrogation, facing the uncertainties of pretrial detention, or contesting charges in trial or appeals, we are here to guide you.
Confronting criminal charges can be a daunting experience, carrying significant legal implications. Recognizing the gravity of these situations, our firm is dedicated to ensuring that your rights are rigorously defended. We understand the critical importance of having a skilled criminal defense attorney by your side, one who can adeptly handle the nuances of your case, regardless of its scope or complexity.
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 cases we are experienced in handling.
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
Possession of weapons and ammunition
Theft, robbery, arson and destruction of property
Possession and distribution of narcotics
We believe that quality legal representation should be accessible to everyone. Should financial constraints pose a challenge, we can guide you through options where government support (kosteloze rechtskundige bijstand) might be available to cover your legal expenses.
For more detailed information on affordability and our approach to legal fees, please visit our Rates & Fees page. Our goal is to provide quality legal services at a fair price, with flexible payment options to meet your needs.
“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)
Our legal expertise extends to supporting clients during police interrogations (politieverhoor). Whether you’ve been arrested or invited for questioning, it’s crucial to have skilled legal counsel. Our attorneys provide crucial advice, ensuring your rights are protected from the outset. We emphasize the importance of legal representation in these early stages, as what happens during police questioning can significantly impact your case’s trajectory.
Handling cases involving pretrial detention (voorlopige hechtenis) is a key area of our practice. This critical phase, involving various coercive measures, demands immediate legal intervention. Our attorneys assess the legality of the detention, explore pretrial release options, and meticulously examine the evidence and jurisdictional concerns. With frequent reviews by a magistrate, the duration from arrest to trial can be lengthy, making experienced legal representation indispensable.
Navigating the trial (strafzaak) and appeal processes demands a nuanced understanding of criminal law. From the initial court procedures to the final verdict, our attorneys ensure your rights and interests are vigorously defended. We expertly guide clients through each step, from the examination of charges to the final argumentation and sentencing considerations. Appeals, when necessary, are handled with the same level of dedication and expertise.
Forfeiture cases (ontneming wederechtelijk verkregen voordeel), with potential implications of property and monetary loss, require a strategic legal approach. Our team is skilled in handling these complex proceedings, ensuring your rights are protected against the lower burden of proof often employed in these cases. We provide robust defense against claims of illegal acquisition of property or funds, ensuring a fair and just process.
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