Criminal Law

Powers Law Firm accepts cases in criminal law, both private and court appointed assignments.

Powers Law Firm accepts cases in criminal law, both private and court appointed assignments.

Public & Private Defender

A public defender serves as court appointed lawyer in criminal cases where the punishment is a six month prison term or more, the suspect is arrested or jailed. If you are suspected of a crime, you may be eligible for a public defender. The public defender’s costs are mostly covered by the State but, depending on your level of income, you may have to pay back a certain percentage to the State.

The public defender’s job is to make sure all circumstances in your favor are brought to light and to make sure you, as a suspect, are provided a fair trial within a reasonable time.

If you do not have a lawyer but qualify to have one appointed for you, the court will appoint one. You may also request a certain lawyer to be appointed for you. You also have the right to hire your own attorney. How ever, in the latter case, the State will only pay the lawyer fees providing certain conditions are met.

Legal Aid for Victims of Crime

The plaintiff in a criminal case has the right to a court appointed attorney in certain cases. The court appointed attorney’s job is to make sure your interests in the criminal trial are preserved and to assist you in making a claim for damages in those cases where the District Attorney does not.

The fees of the court appointed lawyer for the plaintiff are paid by the State.

Special Representative for Children

When there is a reason to suspect that a crime has been committed against someone who is under the age of 18 and the legal guardian of that child is either suspected of the crime or not able to defend the rights of the child, the court shall apoint a Special Representative for the child. The Special Representative’s job is to act in the best interest of the child during the investigation and the subsequent trial. The District Attorney applies to the court for an appointment of a special representative.

The lawyer fees are paid for by the State.

If you would like mor information, please contact us at info@advokatpowers.se or +46 (0)73-344 69 00.