Criminal Case

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Ekpa & Co Oy

Representation of both defendant and plaintiff in criminal matters.

We understand that nobody is perfect but in the case that you found yourself facing any criminal charges of any magnitude, we will be there for you to make sure you have effective representation as provided by law. Crime in the event of human and material, suffering are inevitable. For the crime victims, our associates criminal lawyers have years of experience in handling complex cases. We will make sure you have access to use all legal remedies available in whatever situation.

Criminal trial

In a criminal trial it is established whether the suspect has committed an offence and decided what punishment is to be imposed on the person found guilty. Usually criminal cases are handled in an oral hearing of the District Court, but simple cases where the defendant has pleaded guilty may be decided also on the basis of written procedure.

A person will stand trial before a district court if he or she is charged e.g. with theft, driving while intoxicated, assault or some other punishable act. Normally, also the victim’s (injured party’s) claim for compensation is decided in connection with the criminal case.

The participants in a criminal case are the public prosecutor, the defendant and the victim, i.e., the injured party. Often also witnesses are heard in court.

Already before trial a criminal case may be subject to mediation. The offender and the victim may enter into an agreement on the compensation for the damage arising from the offence. However, mediation does not preclude a criminal trial in the matter, especially if a serious offence is concerned.

Under the Act on Compensation for Crime Damage, the victim of a crime can be paid a compensation for personal injury, property damage and other economic loss caused by a criminal offence.

Contact us as an ‘injured party’ and, or, as a ‘defendant’ for effective representation. Our highly skilled associates criminal lawyers will be assigned to your case.