Criminal Lawyer Pattaya Thailand
Court Defence Lawyer Thailand
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The Thai criminal system and the procedures in criminal cases (penal law) are, in most cases, profoundly different while compared to the legal procedures of western countries. The mediation stage and the massive reductions of the sentences in case of admittance of the charges are concepts and procedures practically unknown in the West.
A perfect understanding between the defendant and the lawyer, as a perfect comprehension of the unrolling of the case in Thailand, are therefore of paramount importance, especially in a criminal trial where, even an apparently insignificant detail, could entail to a consistent different result.
Our multilingual law firm, listed and well known by the British, French and Italian Embassies, provides court defence with the personal assistance in the court of Dr Carlo Filippo Ciambrelli, official and experienced court-interpreter with over 25 years of practice as a legal translator in criminal cases.
The legal system in Thailand has been defined as a civil law system with common law holds, sometimes as a mix-system, which is totally false.
The Library of Congress recites: “The legal system remains a mix of the traditions and the modernity. In some southern provinces, for instance, Islamic law and customs apply to marital and heritage affairs among the Muslims.
A large section of the current legal system consists of criminal, civil, and commercial codes adopted from the French Napoleonic Law System, the British and other European legal systems with some modifications. Furthermore, there is a whole body of administrative law consisting of royal orders, administrative orders, and ministerial directions.
There are no jury-trials in Thailand. A single authority decides cases for misdemeanours; two or more judges are necessary for more critical cases.
The constitution grants the presumption of innocence, and criminal defendants are assured access to legal counsel. The guidance outlined in the Criminal Code requires public prosecutors to rely exclusively on the instructions of police when deciding whether to bring a case forward for criminal prosecution.*
Police are required to convey criminal cases to prosecutors for the filing of court charges within 48 hours of arrest. Extensions of up to three days are authorised, and police, with court permission, may hold suspects for up to 82 days for severe crimes while investigations are conducted.
Thai courts and police can move slowly or instantly depending on the situation and the areas. The accused are obliged to wear prison outfits and restraints around their joints during their cases.
Our English Speaking Bangkok Criminal Lawyer can assist you in the following Thai Provinces:
Bangkok (กรุงเทพมหานคร), Chonburi (ชลบุรี), Phuket (ภูเก็ต), Chieng Mai (เชียงใหม่), Chiang Rai (เชียงราย), Lampang (ลำปาง), Mae Hong Son (แม่ฮ่องสอน), Kanchanaburi (กาญจนบุรี), Phetchaburi (เพชรบุรี), Buri Ram (บุรีรัมย์), Chaiyaphum (ชัยภูมิ), Khon Kaen (ขอนแก่น), Mukdahan (มุกดาหาร), Nakhon Phanom (นครพนม), Nakhon Ratchasima (นครราชสีมา), Nong Khai (หนองคาย), Sakon Nakhon (สกลนคร), Surin (สุรินทร์), Ubon Ratchathani (อุบลราชธานี), Lawyer Udon Thani (อุดรธานี), Ayutthaya (พระนครศรีอยุธยา), Lop Buri (ลพบุรี), Nakhon Nayok (นครนายก), Nakhon Pathom (นครปฐม), Nakhon Sawan (นครสวรรค์), Nonthaburi (นนทบุรี), Phitsanulok (พิษณุโลก), Sukhothai (สุโขทัย), Samut Prakan (สมุทรปราการ), Samut Songkhram (สมุทรสงคราม), Saraburi (สระบุรี), Suphan Buri (สุพรรณบุรี), Chachoengsao (ฉะเชิงเทรา), Chanthaburi (จันทบุรี), Prachin Buri (ปราจีนบุรี), English Rayong (ระยอง), English Speaking Lawyer Trat (ตราด), Krabi (กระบี่), Nakhon Si Thammarat (นครศรีธรรมราช), Phang Nga (พังงา), Ranong (ระนอง), Songkhla (สงขลา), Surat Thani (สุราษฎร์ธานี) Lawyer Koh Samui (เกาะสมุย)