There are several ways in which a suspect can be informed that an investigation is pending against him for suspected violation of the Narcotics Act (BtMG).

The term “public defender” is often used in criminal proceedings.

Many people ask themselves this question after receiving a letter from the police and being summoned as a witness.

Since pre-trial detention represents an extremely serious encroachment on the rights of the accused and is therefore linked to enormous conditions (when do I come into pre-trial detention?),

In media is often the term "pre-trial detention" or colloquially "U-Haft" to hear. But what is the meaning and purpose of such pre-trial detention and what are the prerequisites for this?

In practice, there are cases in which the lawyer advocates an acquittal and will apply for it in his plea. However, there are cases where the goal of criminal defense is the lowest possible or moderate condemnation.

Not only the operators of Share-Online.biz face fines and imprisonment. The customers of the file-sharing platform should not weigh in security either.

Be it on the radio, in the newspaper or on TV. Again and again one hears in convictions of the so-called "juvenile criminal law". But what exactly is the difference between juvenile justice and the "normal criminal law"?

The provision of § 31 BtMG opens up the possibility for the court, at its own discretion, to mitigate the penalty or even to refrain from punishment altogether if the perpetrator

Already at the first glance at the provision of § 29a BtMG, the reader is struck by the much higher sentence compared to § 29 BtMG:

Does a DNA find really mean that the culprit is convicted? If the DNA of a certain person is found at a crime scene, this often leads to the fact that the perpetrator is convicted in the eyes of outsiders or laymen. However, the courts often have to be wary of this premature step, because the culprit is far from certain.

At the folk festival too strong with the head out? We will clarify if you can go to prison for this!

If a criminal court comes to the conclusion that a person with a certain behavior has made a criminal offense and considers it necessary to punish this person for this, the German criminal law provides two main penalties:

The Prison Plotzensee (Berlin) has been in the press several times in recent weeks. Several inmates managed to climb the seemingly "insurmountable" prison walls with astonishing ease and to pave the way to freedom.

This question was also raised by the Weimar Administrative Court. This procedure involved the operation of a tattoo removal studio. The operator carried out the treatments itself without that he had a medical practitioner's license or a completed medical studies.

Time and again defenders are asked by clients what is meant by the terms "small amount" and "not small amount". At the same time, the concept of "personal need" is in the minds of many clients, but what is understood

First of all, the question arises as to which facts the law demands for a life imprisonment. It must be distinguished between offenses in which the court can convict the perpetrator to a life imprisonment (for example, in a robbery with death in accordance with § 251 StGB) and offenses in which the legislator forcibly imposes a life sentence, [...]