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Criminal and Administrative Law in Switzerland
The Swiss criminal law and the relevant criminal procedure law provide for the sanctioning of violations of legal norms, but in international comparison it is striking that Switzerland sanctions criminal offenses leniently. Penalties are comparatively short, especially for violent offenses. In general, only repeat offenders or serious criminals have to do jail time.
The consequences for the accused in criminal law are often severe. Affected persons must act quickly and be aware of the seriousness of the situation.
A criminal law attorney should always be consulted in the following cases: Summons to court for questioning, Police questioning, Threat of indictment Seizure of objects or written documents, Pre-trial detention is ordered Penalty order is issued, Private or business premises are to be searched
In addition, experienced attorneys can provide comprehensive advice in the matters relating to white collar crime and all financial crime cases including litigation and issues relating to embezzlement, tax evasion, insider trading, copyright infringement and money laundering.