In all cases of criminal offense charge, it is highly advisable to retain an experienced criminal lawyer in Sofia and across the Republic of Bulgaria.
When it comes to serious crimes, i.e. those punishable by more than five years imprisonment, the involvement of a criminal lawyer in the criminal proceedings is mandatory by law. Serious offenses are, for example, murder, grievous and medium bodily harm, fraud, extortion, robbery, smuggling, participation in and leadership of an organized criminal group, possession and distribution of drugs, etc.
In the case of non-serious offenses, the law does not provide for the mandatory involvement of a criminal lawyer, but such involvement is advisable in order to obtain an acquittal or a lighter sentence. Such offenses include drink driving, drug driving, driving with a suspended license, breach of quarantine, hooliganism, not paying child support, etc.
Criminal law is a system of legal norms that regulate social relations arising from the commission of a crime within the meaning of the Criminal Code. It is the most severe form of state coercion, i.e. punishment, which is used to the most serious extent and affects the rights, freedoms and legitimate interests of citizens who have been found guilty by a final judgment.
The main objectives of the punishment are to reform and re-educate the convicted person to respect for the law and good morals, to act as a deterrent to him or her and to prevent him or her from committing other crimes and to act as an educative and warning influence on other members of society.
In view of the special role of criminal law and procedure in the functioning of the State and of social relations, the law provides that any person accused of a criminal offense or charged with a criminal offense has the right to substantive and procedural defense by a criminal lawyer.
If you are in need of a good criminal lawyer, ‘Sylvia Petkova’ Law Firm offers:
‘Sylvia Petkova’ Law Firm has a team of young, ambitious and at the same time experienced specialists, who work in compliance with the principles of trust, loyalty, erudition and individual attention towards each client. We use all legal means to protect the rights and interests of our clients to the fullest extent.
We have extensive experience in successful provision of legal assistance and defending the rights and interests of our clients against institutional arbitrariness, including police arbitrariness, most often carried out by conducting unlawful searches, seizures, successive roadside inspections and imposing unwarranted administrative penalties in violation of legal rules.
‘Sylvia Petkova’ Law Firm is a leading law office, which provides specialized and high-quality legal defense against all types of unlawful imprisonment, including unlawful quarantine. We are among the few specialized law firms in the country that provide comprehensive legal services in the protection of human rights before the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg. Our specialists have worked on many landmark cases of serious public interest, including the unlawful detention of peaceful protesters, the unlawful quarantine of foreign arrivals and claims for monetary compensation for such actions.
Our team has consistently successfully defended the interests of debtors in court and enforcement proceedings, as well as employees in landmark cases involving unlawful dismissals, including during the declared state of emergency. We defend our clients in all other areas of law: family and inheritance law, contract law, commercial law, consumer protection and data protection, etc.