CRIMINAL LAW

In UNIÓN LEGAL we consider that criminal lawyers should be resourceful and technically convincing, resulting in the most favourable interpretation of the Law for the client, and applying the most effective strategies to take advantage of the interests involved and circumstantial aspects of the case at hand.

UNIÓN LEGAL Criminal experts have a high degree of specialization and extensive experience in economic criminal law. The world today requires the prevention of   possible offences that may arise in business, as well as conducting the defence of  companies before criminal courts.

On the basis of a solid, technical and dogmatic training and with the support of a wide professional experience, our  services involve defending and safeguarding the interests entrusted by our clients , in relation to all crimes defined in the Spanish Criminal Code   in order to prevent criminal offences, without prejudice to specializations in economic, corporate, fiscal, money laundering, environment, intellectual and industrial property rights and fraud offences committed by public officials.

UNIÓN LEGAL Criminal experts are qualified to act in all instances and rounds and have a wide and extensive experience in cases handled by the National High Court.  Furthermore, we conduct appeal proceedings within the criminal jurisdiction, including appeals before the Supreme Court, appeals before the Constitutional Court and claims before the European Court of Human Rights.

 

 

SCOPE OF ACTION:

  • Offenses against life and physical and moral integrity (murder, wilful and reckless homicide, specific abortion conditions, injuries and torture).

  • Offenses against freedom (illegal detention, kidnapping, threats and coercion). 

  • Offenses against sexual freedom (aggression, abuse and sexual harassment; crimes relating to prostitution and corruption of minors).

  • Offenses against privacy, the right to one’s own image and inviolability of the home (discovery and disclosure of secrets and trespassing). 

  • Offenses against honour (slander and libel). 

  • Offenses against family rights and duties (child abduction and abandonment of the home); Failure to pay alimony and child support.

  • Offenses against property and against the socio-economic order (theft, robbery, usurpation, misappropriation, fraud, punitive insolvencies, alteration of prices in public tenders, auctions and damages).

  • Offenses relating to intellectual and industrial property rights, the market and consumers.

  • Corporate crimes (unfair administration, false accounting, abuse of majorities and imposition of injurious agreements, denial of information rights).

  • Offenses of selling stolen goods and money laundering.

  • Offenses against the Public Treasury and Social Security (tax offenses, subsidy fraud and Social Security fraud).

  • Offenses against the rights of workers (trafficking of illegal labourers, imposition of abusive labour conditions and infringements in the field of prevention of occupational hazard prevention, accidents in the workplace.).

  • Offenses relating to urban planning and zoning, protection of historic landmarks and the environment (unlawful construction, unlicensed buildings,  waste and pollution emissions).

  • Offenses against public health (dispatch and delivery of damaged or expired medicines, alteration in the manufacture of medicines, food contamination, cultivation, processing or trafficking of narcotics).

  • Offenses against road safety (reckless driving, driving under the influence of alcoholic beverages or toxic substances, driving without permission or license and refusal to undergo alcohol tests).

  • Forgery (falsification of currency, credit cards and stamped effects; forgery of public, official, commercial and private documents).

  • Offenses against public administration (breach of legal duty by public officials, omission of duty to prosecute offenses, denial of providing assistance, bribery, influence peddling, misappropriation of public funds, fraud and  unauthorized levies, negotiations and activities prohibited to public officials).

  • Offenses against justice (breach of legal duty by Judges, failure of the duty of crime prevention, use of force in defence of private property or rights, accusation and false claim, false testimony, obstruction of  justice and professional disloyalty, breach of conviction).

  • Offenses relating to the practice of fundamental rights and public freedoms.

  • Offenses against public order offences against authority, agents and public officials, resistance and disobedience, public disorder, illicit possession of weapons and explosives).

  • Infringements on grounds of commission of minor offenses.