The insecurity of private business is primarily connected with the instability of the financial and economic situation in the country, gaps in the current legislation and a high level of corruption in law enforcement agencies and other fiscal bodies.

No manager or business owner that he will not face unreasonable inspections of tax authorities or certain pressure from law enforcement agencies under certain circumstances, which may result an illegal tax, administrative or criminal prosecution.

Only a timely appeal to specialists with an extensive practical experience, have a perfect knowledge of the specifics of work in the criminal legal field and orient in the intricacies and features of legal protection, can become the key to achieving a positive result in case of illegal persecution by law enforcement and fiscal bodies, including when such persecution is the result of unfair competition.
In particular, our lawyers have considerable practical experience working with law enforcement agencies (police, prosecutor’s office, SBU), tax authorities, including tax police, and other bodies that have fiscal powers (KRU, Accounting Chamber, etc.). Our specialists have considerable experience in representation in courts, in administrative and criminal proceedings, as well as in cases that have economic, business and tax specifics.

Accordingly, the task of our lawyers, specialists and experts is to ensure the provision of timely and effective legal and advocacy assistance to entrepreneurs, managers and business owners in case of unlawful prosecution by law enforcement and other fiscal bodies.

Law Firm “Legal Consulting Center” provides the following services for the protection of rights and representation of the client’s interests in criminal proceedings:

  1. Before entering information into the Unified Register of Pre-Trial Investigations (ERDR) or on the fact that:
    — advising on the opening of criminal proceedings, qualifications and other legal issues;

— preparation of the application for a criminal offense;

— appeal against the actions of the investigator or the prosecutor in the case of not entering the information in accordance with the application to the ERDR in the prescribed period of time;

— immediate familiarization with the materials of criminal proceedings (if the procedural status of the client allows) or with the client’s documents, development of a defense position;

— participation in primary investigative actions with the defendant;

— preparation and submission of petitions and applications;

— obtaining certificates and other documents to be attached to the case, etc.

  1. During the pre-trial investigation:

    а) protection of the rights of the suspect in pre-trial investigation:

— familiarization with the available materials of criminal proceedings and determination of the judicial perspective of production;

— development of the line and the selection of defense tactics, advising the defendant, his relatives and close people on the issues of criminal prosecution;

— participation in interrogations, confrontations, searches, temporary access to documents and things;

— visiting a suspect in pre-trial detention;

— preparation and submission of petitions and applications;

— requesting certificates and other documents to be attached to the criminal proceedings;

— obtaining explanations from witnesses and other persons;

— initiation and organization of the independent expertise;

— appeal against the decision on measures of restraint, other decisions and actions of the investigator, prosecutor, judge;

— collection of materials that characterize the identity of the suspect;

— other actions provided by the current legislation.

  1. b) representation of interests of the victim, civil plaintiff, civil defendant and witnesses during pre-trial investigation:

— familiarization with the materials of criminal proceedings and determination of the judicial perspective of the case;

— advising on the issues of bringing to criminal responsibility, compensation of material and moral damage caused by a criminal offense;

— participation in the production of interrogations, confrontations and other investigative actions;

— preparation of the statement of claim, objections to the statement of claim submitting them to the pre-trial investigation authorities;

— preparation and submission of petitions and applications;

— appeal against the actions and decisions of the investigator, prosecutor;

— other actions provided by the current legislation.

  1. When considering criminal proceedings in the court of first instance:

а) protection of the rights of the defendant in the court of first instance:

—development of the line and the selection of defense tactics, advising the defendant, his relatives on bringing to criminal responsibility ;

— participation in court sessions;

— audio recordings of court sessions;

—visiting a suspect in pre-trial detention;

— preparation and submission of petitions and applications;

— requesting certificates and other documents to be attached to the criminal proceedings;

— presentation of witnesses defense and their interrogation during the court session;

— initiation and organization of the independent expertise;

— objections against the actions of the judge, statements of challenge to the court and other participants in the process;

— familiarization with the record of the hearing and submission of own comments;

— familiarization with the protocol of the court session and submission of comments to its content;

— appeal against the judgment in the court of appeal;

— other actions provided by the current legislation.

  1. b) Representation of the interests of the victim, civil plaintiff, civil defendant, as well as a representation of witness in the court of first instance:

— consulting on the issues of criminal prosecution, the rights and obligations of the participants in the process, compensation of material and moral damage caused by the crime;

— participation in court sessions;

— audio recordings of court sessions;

— preparation and submission of petitions and applications;

— requesting certificates and other documents to be attached to the criminal proceedings;

— presentation of witnesses and their interrogation during the court session;

— initiation and organization of the independent expertise;

— presentation of counterclaim, full or partial refusal of claims, increase or decrease of their size;

— objections against the actions of the judge, statements of challenge to the court and other participants in the process;

— familiarization with the record of the hearing and submission of own comments;

— appeal against the judgment in the court of appeal;

— other actions provided by the current legislation.

  1. In the court of appeal (cassation) instance:

а) protection of the rights of the convicted person in the court of appeal (cassation) instance;

— studying the materials of the criminal proceedings, development of a line and selection of defense tactics, determination of the legal perspective of appealing the sentence;

— drawing up and filing an appeal (cassation) complaint against the verdict handed down by the court of first instance;

— visiting the convicted person in the pre-trial detention center, advising the convicted person and his relatives, close people on criminal law and the process, participating in the consideration of the complaint by the court of appeal (cassation) instance;

  1. b) representation of the interests of the victim, civil plaintiff, civil defendant:

—studying the materials of the criminal proceedings, determination of the legal perspective of appealing the sentence;

— drawing up and filing an appeal (cassation) complaint against the verdict handed down by the court of first instance;

— participation in the consideration of a complaint by a court of appeal (cassation) instance.

  1. Participation of a lawyer in the Supreme Court of Ukraine

а) protection of the rights of the convicted person in the Supreme Court of Ukraine;

— studying the materials of the criminal proceedings, development of a line and selection of defense tactics, determination of the legal perspective of appealing the sentence;

— drawing up and filing a complaint against a verdict that entered into legal force;

— visiting the convicted person in the pre-trial detention center, advising the convicted person and his relatives, close people on criminal law and the process;

— participation in the consideration of the complaint in the Supreme Court of Ukraine;

  1. b) representation of the interests of the victim, civil plaintiff, civil defendant in the Supreme Court of Ukraine:

— studying the materials of the criminal proceedings, determination of the legal perspective of appealing the sentence;

— drawing up and filing a supervisory complaint against the verdict that came into force, issued by the court of first instance;

— participation in considering the complaint the supervisory instance court.

  1. Participation of a lawyer at the stage of enforcement

а) protection of the rights of the convicted person:

— determination of the place of serving the sentence;

— conditional and early release from serving a sentence;

— replacement of the unserved part of the sentence with a milder form of punishment;

— early repayment of a criminal record, removal of a previous conviction;

— appealing against the actions and decisions of the administration of the colony or other authority responsible for the execution of punishment;

  1. b) representation of the interests of the victim, civil plaintiff, civil defendant:

— obtaining executive sheet and its presentation to the bailiff service for the initiation of enforcement proceedings;

— participation in executive actions;

— exercise other rights of the representative in the enforcement proceedings.