Foreigners arriving on the territory of Poland are subject to the rights and obligations defined by Polish legislation. If a foreigner conflicts with the law and commits a prohibited act, he will be subject to liability resulting from the provisions of Polish criminal law. Just like a Polish citizen has the right to defense. The lawyers’ law in Polish criminal law knows in the smallest details and deals with legal services for foreigners in Poland.
Attorneys’ office – Polish criminal law
As experience shows, respecting criminal law provisions is difficult even for offices that should know the rights and obligations of foreigners staying in Poland. Any person coming from another country may become a subject of Polish law and in the event of committing an act covered by Polish criminal law, he shall be liable in accordance with its provisions.
Most foreigners do not know Polish law and need legal support. The lawyers’ office specializes in Polish criminal law and provides legal protection to foreigners staying on the territory of Poland. The Penal Code contains the Act of 6 June 1997 art. 110 regarding the application of criminal law to foreigners. Under this law, lawyers undertake to represent their clients coming from other EU countries as well as from outside.
Polish criminal law – a foreigner who breaks the provisions of the CC
Polish Penal Act concerning foreigners committing offenses against the interests of Poland, a Polish citizen or Polish legal persons (companies) defines the manner of proceeding in an individual criminal case. Ignorance of the regulations does not absolve anyone from the obligation of criminal liability, therefore if a foreigner commits a prohibited act he / she should take advantage of legal assistance. It is best to ask lawyers who specialize in providing legal services to foreigners in Poland for such support, because they know all the procedures and are able to take effective actions for their clients.
Legal services for foreigners in Poland – lawyers’ office
The law firm of attorney-at-law in Polish criminal law provides services aimed at legal support for foreigners staying on Polish territory who have entered into conflict with the law or are accused of committing a prohibited act. An advocate for a given criminal case provides assistance to a foreigner at every stage of the proceedings, which in Poland include:
- Preparatory proceedings
- Implementation procedure.
The lawyer becomes the client’s proxy (foreigner) and defender, caring for the correct course of the case, starting from the evidentiary proceedings, which he closely supervises, because this stage is particularly important and affects further proceedings and final settlement of the case by the court.
What is the legal assistance provided to foreigners by the lawyers’ office?
Attorneys who are established in a criminal case against the interests of Poland and its citizens (natural and legal persons) represent clients (foreigners) in court, take part in court hearings actively participating in them. In addition, the lawyer represents the client before the law enforcement authorities, this also applies to the Border Guard. Each case requires a special approach and the lawyer considers each problem individually all the time, caring for the interests of the client who, being a citizen of another country, is additionally exposed to stress.
The lawyers’ office deals with the criminal case comprehensively, gathers, prepares and submits documents required by the prosecutor’s office and court. The defender’s task is also to supervise all activities performed by the offices, the prosecutor and the court in which their client participates. The lawyer speaks fluent in foreign languages, he also works with translators who translate foreign language documentation. A foreigner who is a client of a lawyer’s office and accused in a criminal case or for an offense, can count on legal assistance in preparing appeals, motions, complaints and other legal procedures