Criminal Law

Main proceedings

After the issuance of the opening decision, the court will set a date for the main court hearing.

The aim of such a main hearing is to clarify the relevant facts definitively and objectively in order to be able to decide on the question of your guilt or innocence. The result of the trial can be a conviction, but also a dismissal of the case (against conditions) or even an acquittal.

The main hearing is attended by you as the defendant, us as your legal counsel, who exclusively represents your interests, as well as one or more judges, lay assessors (honorary judges) if necessary, a representative of the public prosecutor’s office and a clerk of the court’s office. In addition, witnesses, experts and/or joint plaintiffs may be present. If you are between 14 and 21 years old, you will be considered a juvenile or an adolescent in court, so that someone from the juvenile court assistance service will also be present.

We will prepare you in the best possible way for the scheduled main hearing. In a personal meeting, we will explain the course of a trial before the criminal court to you, so that you know what to expect and unpleasant surprises can be avoided. We will be happy to answer any unanswered questions you may have and alleviate any worries or fears you may have by providing comprehensive advice.

Together, we will develop the best possible defense strategy for your individual case. Our goal during the main proceedings is to defend you effectively and consistently while providing you with a fair trial.