Criminal law enables the state to intrude on the individual's freedom in an extensive way. Probable cause of a crime allows for raids and other coercive measures. Pre-trial detention, the strongest form of restriction of a person’s individual freedom, is often based on local practice rather than on legal principles. Criminal proceedings normally require an indictment and a trial, which does not necessarily mean that a binding conviction will follow. In European and international law the development of universal regulations is progressing, which must always be taken into account for a successful defence, especially to prevent  pre-trial detention. 

In the area of individual defence, the attorneys of FS-PP Berlin rely on extensive experience gained over many decades all over the country and have comprehensive knowledge of the law of criminal procedure. Our work focuses on the prevention of criminal proceedings; it takes into account the individual defence goals as well as the latest case law and local practice.