Criminal law/road traffic

Criminal proceedings are a major intrusion on a person's individual liberty. They may, for example, entail an unexpected search of your home, your telephone calls or correspondence may be secretly monitored, or pre-trial detention may be ordered. As the person accused, however, you are not helpless in the face of the extensive powers of the law enforcement authorities; you have the right to engage a defence counsel at all times. Experience shows that it is important to engage an attorney at an early stage, either during or before the first questioning (making use of your immediate right to an attorney) in order to exhaust every option and ensure that your defence is as efficient as possible.

We will defend you professionally and effectively, and will be at your side throughout any criminal proceedings. Backed by our in-depth knowledge of criminal law and criminal procedural law as well as our experience of dealing with law enforcement authorities, we can safeguard your interests and ensure that criminal proceedings are conducted in accordance with the law.

As well as representing and supporting you in traditional criminal proceedings, we can also advise and represent you in all matters relating to supplementary penal law – for example in connection with road traffic and drug offences (violations of the Road Traffic Act (RTA) or the Narcotics Act (NarcA)).

Our criminal defence attorneys are also members of the Lucerne Criminal Defence Legal Advice Association (provision of standby lawyers).

Attorneys specialising in this field

 
Peter Kriesi 
 
Reto Marbacher 
LL.M. 
Marco Panayiotou 
 
Melanie Friedrich 
 
Reto Rickenbacher 

Questions and appointments

We’ll be glad to give you further assistance: call us on +41 41 419 30 30 or arrange an appointment via e-mail

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