A criminal charge in Spain can be extremely frightening. Trying to navigate through an unknown and often complex legal system can be confusing. At Lusa Legal we are experts at dealing with issues of criminal law in Spain and can assist with even the most high profile criminal cases such as murder, manslaughter, drug trafficking, sexual offenses, firearm offenses, robbery or even terrorism charges.
What is Criminal Law?
Criminal law is a very specific division of law that deals specifically with charges of a criminal nature, as opposed to a civil nature. Criminal law deals with the direct trial and punishment of those being convicted.
Why do I Need a Criminal Lawyer in Spain?
If you have been charged with a criminal offense, one of the most important things you can do is call a lawyer right away. Generally speaking, after an arrest is made in Spain, the defendant is asked to pay a nominal fee and is usually released from police custody. Many people mistake this to mean that the charges have been dropped and there won’t be any further criminal proceedings. This is not usually the case. A court citation can be sent many weeks, months or even years after the initial arrest and good legal representation can help you be prepared when this happens.
What Happens After the Trial?
After the trial, depending on the verdict and the sentencing, there is always the option to appeal the case. Choosing the right lawyer will allow you to go over all the evidence, look at other possible options and prepare and file the appeal with the court.
What Types of Crimes can Lusa Legal assist with?
Criminal law encompasses a wide variety of different crimes and charges. At Lusa Legal we have successfully defended cases of criminal law in Barcelona and in other Spanish regions in the following areas:
Drug offences and drug trafficking
Drug offences are a serious charge that can lead to long-lasting personal consequences. With miles of coastline and a fun and relaxed atmosphere, both visitors and locals often partake in the illegal use of drugs. Drug related charges could lead to a minimum of six years or more of jail time. Possession, trafficking, production and importing of drugs are all types of drug offences that require experienced and capable legal counsel.
This is one of the most serious crimes that a person can be charged with in Spain and quickly obtaining sound legal counsel in this situation is key. Proving that the murder was neither planned nor deliberated will go a long way in reducing your sentence and demonstrating your innocence.
If you have been accused of theft, the implications can often be severe and long-lasting. Theft of property, valuables or money is taken very seriously in Spain and having a good, experienced lawyer will make a considerable difference in the outcome of your trial.
Sexual assault and other sex related charges are considered very serious offences in Spain. These charges carry very heavy penalties and serious implications for the defendant.
If you find yourself in the position of requiring a good criminal defense lawyer, or if you have questions about criminal law in Spain, the team of professionals at Lusa Legal can help. With years of experience and hundreds of cases under our belt, we can confidently assist you with any legal matter that you may have. Contact us now:
+34 661 80 08 99 (Send us a WhatsApp message, and we will reply as soon as possible)