Law basically divides itself into two branches: Public Law and Private Law. Private Law addresses the private problems of the individual whilst Public law addresses those which imply a liability which must be satisfied to the whole of Society. Thus, Criminal Law is the maximum exponent of such Public Law as it tries to give a solution to infractions which imply a damage to public rights or interests which the Law is obliged to guarantee, such as the life, the property or the health of a person.
In sum, Criminal Law is the group of laws and regulations which govern the right of the State to punish individuals, associating to some events, strictly determined by Law, a penalty, a measure of security, or a measure of correction, with the aim of ensuring the fundamental values over which the peaceful human coexistence has its grounds.
Criminal Law is basically divided into Crimes and Offences. An Offence, in Criminal Law, is a non-legal conduct which endangers some protected legal right which however is considered less serious and that, as such, is not typified as a Crime. Thus, a Crime is more serious than an Offence and it can be defined as a legally typified, non-legal action based on the culpability of a person which can, eventually, be punished.
A Democratic State of Law ensures causes of exclusion, extenuation and aggravation to such infractions and this is where the Lawyer, as a legal expertise, can act so that the Balance of Justice is rightly inclined in favour of the accused party or the presumed victim and so that the punishment is applied in its fair measure. We can assist you if you become part of such event in any part of the Spanish territory.
If however the list of Crimes and Offences compiled in the Spanish Criminal Code is very extensive, we now detail you some of the situations in which our professionals may help you so that you can obtain a defence of your interests and an equitable application of the Law:
Crimes against Physical Integrity:
- Assisted Suicide
- Car Accidents
- Gender Violence
Crimes against Honour:
Crimes against Freedom:
- Minor Abduction
Crimes against Property:
- Damages to Property
- Criminal Defence of Copyright
- Criminal Defence of Intellectual Property
Crimes against Public Health:
- Drug Traffic
- Drug Possession
Serious Breaches of Duty:
- Professional Breach of Duty
Crimes against Health and Security at Work:
- Liability derived from a Work Accident
Crimes against the Public Administration:
- Abuse of Authority
- Authority Assault
- Illegal Exaction
- Tax Fraud
- Tax Evasion
- Misappropriation of Public Funds
Crimes against Public Faith:
- Forfeiting of coins, notes, drafts and other credit documents
- Forfeiting of stamps and brands
- Forfeiting of documents.
- Frauds to commerce and industry
Unfortunately, there are many cases in which a worker, whilst exercising his/her profession, becomes the victim of slight, serious or very serious injuries which leave him/her handicapped for life or, even, cause his/her death in some cases.
The criminal laws protect workers from the typical position which some enterprises take in these cases.
If unfortunately you become the victim of one of these situations within the Spanish territory, you will count with the professional aid of our lawyers to solve it, or at least, to mitigate its painful effects.