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Criminal Law

Noordanus Advocatuur exclusively focuses on criminal cases. This means that the firm has extensive experience in all aspects of criminal law.

Below you will find a list of criminal law topics in which Noordanus Advocatuur can provide assistance. If you have any questions about a topic that is not listed here, please feel free to contact us to see if our lawyers can still assist you. After all, this list is not exhaustive.


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    FAQ Criminal Law

    How do you become a criminal defense attorney?

    To become a criminal defense attorney, you must first complete a law degree at a recognized university. After obtaining your bachelor’s degree in law, you can choose to pursue a master’s degree in law with a specialization in criminal law, for example. Subsequently, you can apply for an internship at Noordanus Advocatuur as a trainee lawyer or as a legal assistant. During this phase, you will have the opportunity to work under the guidance of experienced criminal defense attorneys and gain practical experience in criminal law. After completing your traineeship and obtaining your professional training, you can start representing clients independently in criminal cases as a full-fledged member of our team.

    Where are criminal defense attorneys registered?

    Criminal defense attorneys at Noordanus Advocatuur are registered with the Dutch Bar Association and the Legal Aid Board. These registrations ensure that our attorneys meet the required qualifications and ethical standards to represent clients at a high level. Each of our attorneys is registered for their own specialties, with criminal law being one of these specialties for each of our attorneys.

    What is a criminal defense attorney?

    A criminal defense attorney is an experienced legal professional specialized in defending clients accused of criminal offenses. The attorneys at Noordanus Advocatuur provide expert legal advice and represent clients with passion and dedication throughout all stages of the criminal justice process.

    Who pays for a criminal defense attorney?

    At Noordanus Advocatuur, we offer various payment options for our clients:
    Subsidized legal aid: Clients with a low income may qualify for subsidized legal aid, where the government covers most of the attorney’s costs.
    Fee agreement: For clients who do not qualify for subsidized legal aid, we offer the option of fee agreements. This means that we agree on a fixed amount for the legal services upfront.
    Paying basis: Some clients choose to use our services on a paying basis, where they pay directly for the legal assistance provided on an hourly basis.

    Is a criminal defense attorney mandatory?

    Although it is not always mandatory, it is highly recommended to hire a criminal defense attorney when faced with a criminal matter. At Noordanus Advocatuur, we believe that obtaining expert legal advice and representation is essential to protect your rights and achieve a favorable outcome in your case. Here are some reasons why it is advisable to hire a criminal defense attorney:
    Legal expertise: Criminal cases can be complex and often require specialized legal knowledge. An experienced criminal defense attorney at Noordanus Advocatuur has the expertise to effectively manage and defend your case.
    Protection of rights: An attorney will protect your rights as a suspect or victim and ensure that you are treated fairly by the legal system. They will ensure that your interests are represented and try to prevent you from being disadvantaged during the process.
    Strategic defense: A criminal defense attorney will develop a strategy to defend your case and achieve the best results. They will analyze all available evidence, interview witnesses, and prepare an effective defense to maximize your chances of a favorable outcome. While it may not be legally mandatory to hire an attorney in all criminal cases, we strongly recommend doing so to ensure that you receive the best legal assistance and your rights are protected.


    The texts on this website cannot be used as a basis for any legal rights. Additionally, these texts should not be considered as legal advice. For legal advice tailored to your specific situation, please contact the law firm.