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Criminal Lawyers in Malta

Criminal Lawyers in Malta

Updated on Monday 11th May 2020

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Criminal-Lawyers-in-MaltaMalta is a country with a relatively low criminal rate, however, like other countries persons and companies can find themselves in the difficult position of facing criminal charges or being in the opposite side and bring accusations to those harming them. No matter the situation, the help and advice of a criminal lawyer in Malta is essential when trying to build and win a case.
 
Below, our lawyers in Malta present the main legal services we can provide you with in relation to various crimes, ranging from civil law matters to criminal law ones. If you have any question about a situation, one of our Maltese criminal lawyers can guide you.
 

Types of criminal cases in Malta

 
There are two important laws that provide for the resolution of various crimes: the Civil Law and the Criminal Code. The resolution of a criminal case depends on its gravity and the incidence of the law it falls under. To understand how procedures related to various offences work, you will need the assistance of a criminal lawyer in Malta.
 
Our law firm in Malta has experience in various criminal matters and can offer tailored services in accordance with the specifics of the case.
 

Types of criminal lawyers in Malta

 
Our attorneys in Malta are specialized in various fields of the law and among our criminal lawyers, you can benefit from the help of one of the following:
 
  1. criminal defense lawyers who can provide assistance in cases related to homicide, manslaughter, etc.;
  2. corporate crime lawyers who can assist in cases related to corporate fraud, money laundering and tax evasion;
  3. domestic abuse lawyers who can handle all sorts of criminal matters associated with the Family Law;
  4. cybercrimes lawyers who can provide their assistance in matters related to computer crimes;
  5. employment and benefit fraud lawyers who can offer their assistance in criminal matters related to obtaining various benefits from employment frauds.
 
There are also criminal lawyers who can help people or companies being cheated into various types of agreements or who are sold products that do not exist. Our criminal lawyers in Malta can offer their legal expertise in the situations mentioned above, but also others.
 

How can a Maltese criminal lawyer help?

 
When talking about taking a case to a criminal lawyer, it sounds pretty serious, however, such an attorney is not only about representation before a Maltese court of justice. A Maltese lawyer will first of all offer legal advice about pursuing the correct approach in a case. Then, a criminal attorney can offer representation before other authorities, such as police officers.
 
A criminal lawyer in Malta is essential when dealing with serious accusations, as he or she will be able to gather and organize evidence, can file various documents on behalf of the client and only in the last stage represent them in court. As for our attorneys, they will do their best to preventing clients from going to jail or, if they are in jail, to help them get out.
 
If you consider you are in a situation that requires the attention of a criminal lawyer, it is best to request legal assistance from the beginning instead of waiting to see what happens. This will ease your and your lawyer’s case.
 
Our Maltese law firm can offer legal assistance in various cases, including advice in civil matters.
 

How to choose a criminal lawyer

 
There are plenty of places and websites where criminal lawyers in Malta can be found, however, the only way to see if they can help you is to see if they are part of the Chamber of Advocates, the main body of warranted lawyers enrolled with the Maltese Bar Association.
 
Our lawyers in Malta are member of the Bar Association and provide services in various cities in the country.
 

Criminal courts in Malta

 
When dealing with a criminal case in Malta, one of the following courts can try it:
 
  • the Court of Magistrates which can act as a court of criminal judicature or inquiry;
  • the Criminal Court which handles cases that exceed the powers of the Court of Magistrates;
  • the Court of Criminal Appeal which tries appeals from the other two courts.
 
Criminal cases are handled by Maltese courts in accordance with the penalties they can issue, as follows:
 
  • the Magistrates Court will try cases not exceeding 6 months of punishment as imprisonment;
  • when acting as a court of criminal judicatures, the Magistrates Court can try case of up to 10 years of imprisonment;
  • the Criminal Court will deal with cases that exceed 6 months;
  • the Court of Appeal will try cases handled by both courts mentioned above, however, the appeal must be filed within 8 days from the previous sentence.
 
If you find yourself in need of a criminal lawyer in Malta, please contact our law firm.