Akkas & Associates’ Turkish criminal defense lawyers are prepared to handle criminal cases against companies and their executives and directors. Our Turkish criminal defense lawyers have defended our client companies and their executives and directors in different types of criminal litigation.

Akkas & Associates Turkish criminal defense lawyers vigorously defend companies and their executives and directors against charges of criminal misconduct and related civil claims. Utilizing a talent base composed of former high-ranking prosecutors and long-time defense practitioners, we have delivered successful results through both the adversary process as well as through skillful negotiation. Our matters span varied industries and have involved concerns of criminal misconduct under antitrust, banking, environmental, false claims, health care, and securities laws, among others. With the support of of counsels, our Turkish criminal defense lawyers can defend clients nationally and internationally from our Istanbul Office.

Corporate Investigations

Our group quickly delivers the experience and resources necessary to perform complex and often time-pressured internal investigations that usually accompany any significant government investigation and related civil plaintiffs’ litigation. Providing coordinated and consistent defenses to such “parallel proceedings” has been the hallmark of our practice for decades. We react quickly when there is an opportunity to understand the scope of any potential problems before they are discovered by potential governmental or civil plaintiff adversaries. Our group’s ability to manage the competing pressures and restraints of a matter has been proven in numerous industries. Our knowledge of the criminal process and civil fraud litigation means that our investigations are conducted with eye toward both the potential benefits of a successful investigation as well as an awareness of the pitfalls inherent to such investigations.

Compliance Program Counseling

We also provide counsel in the development of compliance programs to minimize the risk of future criminal or civil problems. Our lawyers recognize the value of prevention or at least early detection of possible misconduct. Our lawyers are experienced with the importance of compliance programs and, more importantly, in persuading prosecutors to decline indictment. Toward that end, our lawyers assist management in developing effective compliance programs, carefully tailored to the client’s industry and particular needs.

Akkas & Associates’ Turkish criminal defense lawyers vigorously defend companies and their executives and directors against charges of criminal misconduct and related civil claims. Utilizing a talent base composed of former high-ranking prosecutors and long-time defense practitioners, we have delivered successful results through both the adversary process as well as through skillful negotiation. Our matters span varied industries and have involved concerns of criminal misconduct under antitrust, banking, environmental, false claims, health care, and securities laws, among others. With the support of of counsels, our Turkish criminal lawyers can defend clients nationally and internationally from our Istanbul Office.

Turkish Criminal Defense Lawyers

Turkish Criminal Code explained object of Turkish Criminal Code as; ARTICLE 1- (1) The object of Criminal Code is to protect the individual rights and freedom , public order and security, state of justice, public health and environment, and communal peace, as well as to discourage commitment of offences. This Law defines the basic principles for criminal responsibility and types of crimes, punishments and security precautions to be taken in this respect.

What is a crime?

A crime is an unlawful act punishable by a state or other authority. The term crime does not, in modern criminal law, have any simple and universally accepted definition. The most popular view is that crime is a category created by law; in other words, something is a crime if declared as such by the relevant and applicable law. One proposed definition is that a crime or offence (or criminal offence) is an act harmful not only to some individual but also to a community, society, or the state (“a public wrong”). Such acts are forbidden and punishable by law.

What are the Crime Types?

A crime (or misdemeanor or felony) is an act done by a person which is against the laws of a country or region. Things like killing another person, injuring another person, or stealing from another person are crimes in most countries. Also, it can be a crime to have or sell contraband such as guns or illegal drugs.

What are the Main types of Crimes?

Although there are many different kinds of crimes, criminal acts can generally be divided into four primary categories: personal crimes, property crimes, inchoate crimes, statutory crimes, and financial crimes.

Personal Crimes;

  • Assault and battery
  • Arson
  • Child abuse
  • Domestic abuse
  • Kidnapping
  • Rape and statutory rape

What are the Elements of a Crime?

Let us now find out the elements of a crime. According to a few legal experts, the seven elements of a crime are intent, concurrence, legality, occurrence, causation, harm, and punishment. Even among these seven elements, “mens rea” or the intent and “actus reus” or the occurrence are the most important.

What is Criminal Law?

Criminal law is the body of law that relates to crime. It proscribes conduct perceived as threatening, harmful, or otherwise endangering to the property, health, safety, and moral welfare of people inclusive of one’s self. … Criminal law includes the punishment and rehabilitation of people who violate such laws.

What is Criminal Behavior?

Criminal Behavior Law and Legal Definition. Criminal behavior refers to conduct of an offender that leads to and including the commission of an unlawful act. Following are examples of case laws on criminal behavior: Sexual acts with a 10 year old child clearly constitute criminal behavior.

What is the Criminal Case?

A criminal case begins when a person suspected of a crime is indicted by a grand jury or otherwise charged with the offense by a government official called a prosecutor or district attorney. A criminal case may in some jurisdictions be settled before a trial through a plea bargain.

Reach our Turkish Criminal Defense Lawyers

Akkas & Associates is a solution-oriented law firm that empowers clients to meet the diverse and changing demands of today’s global market. Since 1992, our lawyers have been helping clients’ complex legal challenges and maximize opportunities for success. Our law firm is now one of the leading criminal law firms in Istanbul, Turkey. You may reach us for Turkish  Criminal Defense Lawyers through our Contact page.