Giambrone & Partners has a team of experienced Tunisian criminal lawyers who can represent foreign nationals when arrested in Tunisia. Our Arabic, English, Italian and Spanish speaking lawyers are readily available to offer immediate assistance to non-Arabic speakers. In Tunisia, it is not unusual to resolve a matter by negotiation in order to keep the matter out of court. Our lawyers have wealth of experience that they can bring to reduce the seriousness of charges brought against our clients.
In Tunisia, the criminal procedure is inquisitory, meaning the judge cross-examines the witnesses and considers the evidence as opposed to the contentious or accusatory England and Wales procedure where the judge is neutral and the prosecution and defence lawyers put forward the arguments for and against the defendant and a jury decides the outcome. In line with most continental countries, an investigating magistrate conducts an impartial judicial inquiry. Being a judicial officer, he is endowed with wide powers of arrest, preventive detention, search and seizure, etc., to aid him in his investigations. The results of his investigations are embodied in written documents and have a profound influence at the trial. The trial procedure is also inquisitory in Tunisia.
Although the prosecutor and defence counsel are on hand to protect the interests the party they represent, they do not dominate the trial as they do in England and Wales. A Tunisian criminal trial is conducted by the presiding judg, who does most of the questioning. His duty is similar to that of the investigating magistrate; he must obtain the facts in every case. He examines the witnesses, the experts, the accused, and takes every course to deal with the criminal charges.
Giambrone & Partners' criminal lawyers have represented clients at trial in a multitude of cases, including:
Circumstances can sometimes be ambiguous and should you be in the position where you have been arrested it is essential to contact a criminal defence lawyer who speaks your language as soon as possible.
Our Tunisian Criminal Defence Department is ready to help you by providing both expert legal advice and criminal defence services.
You do not have to proceed with a police interview or submit any other police procedures without representation of a lawyer. We offer:
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