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Every defendant has the constitutional right to legal aid by an attorney during the acts involving the charge with any crime, including throughout the investigation period, either the one held by the Prosecution Office, Civil Police or Federal Police.
The imprisonment is for sure an enforcement remedy and may only be ordered and sustained when all legal requirements are present and, above all, provided that the enforcement of provisional remedies other than the imprisonment is not possible.
Periodic appearances in court, electronic monitoring (use of ankle monitors), bail, delivery of passport, etc. are examples of alternative remedies to the imprisonment.
But at last, can I be arrested if I am investigated or sued? What should I do?
The Brazilian law provides for a number of events in which imprisonment is a possibility, such as temporary, preventive and home detention. We are currently facing an important issue on imprisonment: the imprisonment arising from conviction at appellate court, in which STF (Supreme Federal Court) is inclined to acknowledge the constitutionality thereof, i.e, it might be enforced.
Anyhow, if any criminal proceeding or investigation is filed or instituted against you, know that both the Penal Procedure Code and the Federal Constitution provide for a number of remedies to be taken, at last one of the basic principles of a democratic rule-of-law state is the freedom and the right to be heard.
Our team holds the necessary experience and knowledge to outline the best strategy for your defense.
Petition for pretrial release, release of imprisonment, alternative remedies to imprisonment, appeals and habeas corpus are some of the remedies that may be exercised, but need to be reviewed on a case-to-case basis, therefore, in virtue of your particular status.
We assist you to seek to the criminal courts to defend your rights.
Complaint: How to file a criminal proceeding against someone?
Are you the victim of a crime and do not know what to do? Many crimes may be appraised through a proceeding filed by the victim themselves and not by the prosecutor. Libel and slander and defamation are examples of crimes against honor.
Petition for criminal investigation
The occurrence of any crime should be investigated by the authorities (Police and Prosecution Office). The victim may request both the institution of the investigation and be part thereof in all stages, by assisting the clarification of the facts.
CRIMINAL LAW FOR SPORTS AND ENTERTAINMENT
Sports as the target of the Criminal Law’s attention
A new and specific law was outlined and implemented in the trail of the latest edition of FIFA World Cup and Rio 2016 Summer Olympics by including criminal aspects, such as the so-called ambush marketing. In addition, there is a range of laws regulating the sports and entertainment activities which also bring the Criminal Law into the center of discussions.
Our firm is experienced in dealing with crimes related to sports and entertainment activities and interpreting instruments such as Estatuto do Torcedor (Statute of the Supporter), assuring the necessary support to make decisions, with highlight for activity during the FIFA World Cup and Summer Olympics.
We act in the defense or prosecution of criminal proceedings, police investigations, search and seizure and arrest warrants.
Sale and resale of tickets, hospitality packages and sponsorship are among the activities and products that may have an impact and criminal reflection in accordance with the Brazilian law. Understand what may and may not be done.
Concerts, performances, theater plays, tournaments, games. Can I market tickets at may website? Can I intermediate sales? What to do with purchased and unused tickets? Contact us. We are ready to provide you with legal aid.
Can the integration of hospitality services with sports events and games, when the supplier is not the official sponsor or organizing entity, generate any criminal risks? Our team assesses the possible criminal reflections and provides guidance.
Names and Trademarks
Is the use of names and trademarks related to the event allowed? Is there any risks? Can I disclose any material making a direct or indirect reference? What are the criminal risks? We are experts in such issues.
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Defense of Women
We act in the support to women victim of domestic violence by calling the applicable authorities for emergency arrangements, such as the removal of the domestic violence offender form the house, domicile or cohabitation place. Talk to our experts now.
Economic Criminal Law
Business in the crosshairs of crime
Money laundering, tax evasion, crimes against the financial system, economic relationships, tax order, amongst others, are part of the so-called Economic Criminal Law.
We act in the preparation of opinions, exercise of the right to be heard in criminal proceedings and criminal investigations involving all economic crimes.
New Laws and Decisions
The knowledge, not only of the laws in force, but also the current view of our courts and the client’s business, is a central element for a successful preventive guidance in Criminal Law.
Review of the impact of the criminal laws in force in new domestic and foreign business models, identifying the legality of transactions and risks for the company, managers, boards of directors and decision makers.
The field is virtue, but the threat is real.
The advance of technology allowed the rupture of many barriers and the shortening of distances, contributing above all with the development of humanity.
On the other hand, this virtual and digital world created a scenario where known criminal conducts, such as libel and slander or defamation are perpetrated not only in an easier way, but with high power for damage to the victims.
Computer-oriented crime, cybercrime, e-crime, electronic crime and digital crime are one of the main terms used for reference to such conducts where there is any use of computers to perpetrate crimes, either “traditional” crimes or those related to computer data or systems, such as the invasion of devices (mobile phones, computers), networks and systems, in addition to the sequestration of data, interception of communications, industrial espionage, etc.
The Integrity of Business and Criminal Liability
The business world has been the purpose of an increasing interference of Criminal Law, which has been expanding its incidence field for business relationships and activities.
As for the exception of the criminal liability for legal entities in Brazil, it increases the criminalization of managers, officers, CEOs, CFOs and persons with decision-making power for illegal conducts perpetrated on behalf of or by the legal entity, particularly in relationships with public bodies.
The proposal for the Criminal Compliance Program is to identify the risks and minimize the likelihood for events that may criminal repercussion, in order to protect the company and its employees through integrity actions and measures, with particular attention to the Acts on Money Laundering and Tax Evasion, Brazilian Anti-Corruption Act, U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practice Act (FPCA) and UK Bribery Act.
Compliance rules may protect your business and your freedom.
We have the knowledge and expertise to act in cases involving the new criminality.