Criminal Law

Since the establishment of our law firm out attorneys-at-law have worked in many criminal cases of high public interest.  We defend the rights and interests of our clients not only before Lithuanian, but also before international judicial authorities. V. S. Sviderskis, Attorney-at-Law one of the founders of our firm has been the first attorney-at-law of Lithuania personally invited to participate in a hearing of the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg. We professionally defend suspects and accused persons, represent victims, civil claimants and civil respondents in criminal proceedings.

Experience

A panel of judges of the Division of Criminal Cases of the Regional Court having examined the case initiated on the basis of an appeal of the attorney-at-law of our law firm, quashed the conviction and adopted a new judgement –  acquitted the client under Article 281(1) of the Criminal Code of the Republic of Lithuania in accordance with Article 3(1)(1) of the Code of Criminal Procedure of the Republic of Lithuania as no acts with the features of a crime or a criminal offence had been committed.

A panel of judges of the Division of Criminal Cases of the Regional Court partially upheld the cassation appeal prepared by the attorney-at-law of the firm, annulled the conviction of the Regional Court and ordered a renewed appellate procedure to be conducted. After repeated examination of the case under the appellate procedure, by the new judgement of the Division of Criminal Cases of the Regional Court, the appeal of the attorney-at-law of the law firm was upheld; the conviction of the District Court was quashed and a new judgement of acquittal was adopted  – the client was acquitted under Article 137(3) of the Criminal Code, as no acts with the features of a crime had been committed.

The Regional Court acquitted the clients of the attorneys-at-law of the law firm in respect to the accusations under Article 300(1) of the Criminal Code, as it was not proved that the client was involved in committing the criminal act; the clients were also acquitted under Articles 300(3), 24(6), 184(2) of the Criminal Code, as no acts with the features of a crime or a criminal offence had been committed.

We defended the interests of an energy services and contracting enterprise involved in a criminal case as a defendant. A civil claim for compensation of non-material damage in the amount exceeding EUR 28,000 against the client was dismissed.

By the judgement of the District Court, the client of the attorney-at-law of the law firm was acquitted under Article 182(2) of the Criminal Code, as he had committed no acts with the features of a crime or a criminal offence. A panel of judges of the Division of Criminal Cases of the Regional Court and a panel of judges of the Division of Criminal Cases of the Supreme Court of Lithuania dismissed the appeal and, respectively, the cassation appeal filed in the case.

By the judgement of the District Court, the client of the attorney-at-law of the law firm was acquitted under Article 176(1) of the Criminal Code, as no acts with the features of a crime or a criminal offence had been committed. The appeal filed to the case was rejected.

We represented the interests of a civil claimant –  the state’s executive body – in a criminal case. The court awarded a compensation of material damage in the amount of LTL 35,895.28 from the statutory public servant who was recognised to be guilty of committing a criminal act.

A panel of judges of the Division of Criminal Cases of the Regional Court examined the criminal case initiated on the basis of the prosecutor’s appeal, dismissed the appeal and upheld the judgement of the court of the first instance whereby the client was acquitted under Article 176(1) of the Criminal Code of the Republic of Lithuania as the client’s actions did not contain the elements of the respective crime.