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Criminal Law

Criminal law aims at regulating the social relations relating to the commission of crimes and the imposition of penalties for them. Socially dangerous culpable acts shall constitute criminal offenses. A crime can be committed against a single person or against a group of people. Criminal law is meant to protect society from harmful acts by punishing criminals.

The Republic of Cyprus constitution assigns responsibility for safeguarding fundamental freedoms and rights to the legislation of criminal procedure. The Cyprus Penal Code, which is a codification of the nation’s criminal legislation, outlines human rights and freedoms. The primary goal of this codification is to safeguard Cyprus’s inhabitants’ constitutional rights and liberties.

Different judicial bodies, including the Supreme Court, Assize Courts, and District Courts, may handle criminal cases in a different way. The Supreme Court, an appellate court, has the authority to evaluate and reexamine all the evidence, ask for or admit further evidence, and order that cases be reheard.

Prison time, fines, restitution, community service, probation, house arrest, inpatient psychiatric treatment, and work release are all possible punishments for crimes. The crime(s) of conviction and the offender’s criminal history should be taken into account when sentencing an offender. According to the Cyprus Penal Code, crimes are considered offenses.

Crimes that are punishable under Cypriot law include:
Child abuse, domestic violence, kidnapping, burglary, larceny, robbery, auto theft, crimes involving alcohol or drugs, financial crimes, and other offenses

Due to the lengthy, intricate, and multi-stage nature of the criminal process, competent legal counsel is required. Our superb legal team takes the welfare of our clients very seriously. During criminal procedures, we will represent and defend your rights and interests in the most competent manner possible.