We lead all Criminal Cases, and in some areas we are highly specialized;
A minor episode of violence may seem to simple for consulting a Defense Attorney.
But violence is as a minimum punished with one month in prison, and not a suspended sentence. This can be very traumatizing, especially for a younger person.
It also results in a criminal record, which create serious problems getting a new job, due to that most employers require a clean criminal record.
Criminal Law is our main area;
We have a very broad experience in Criminal Law from all Magistrates´ Courts and High Courts in Denmark, but also from the major international tribunals in the Hague.
Many suspects do not consult a Defense Attorney, when contacted by the Police. That is not a good idea.
They seem to assume that it may damage their case, if they are using a Defense Attorney. Nothing could be more wrong and dangerous.
And you always have the right to contact a Defence Attorney.
Use a Defence Attorney
The Police are often trying to convince suspects to that they do not need a Defense Attorney, if they have nothing to hide.
But a statement to the Police is often misunderstood or distorted, which can it almost make impossible to recognize.
Therefore, it is always necessary to be joined by a Defense Attorney at police interviews. Also at what initially seems as a harmless and normal conversation.
Even though the Police say you do not need a Defense Attorney, you do need one.
Attorney Rasmus Soelberg, LL. M.
Attorney Rasmus Soelberg has more than 15 years´ experience in Criminal Law.
He is paying you and your case his utmost attention, and he follows your case from the beginning to the end.
He knows all options that exist, to get every detail examined, in order to get you acquitted and free of charges.
Read more about Attorney Rasmus Soelberg below.
The span in-between sexual offences and harmless flirts is getting more narrow.
Actions considered by one part as innocent, may be perceived by the other part as a serious crime.
Sexual violations are among the worst crimes to be suspected, charged and convicted of, and often there are only two persons, who know what really happened.
This makes it extremely important to ally with a Defense Attorney from the very start up of a case by the Police.
We have extensive experience in this field, so do contact us if you have been suspected of a sexual offense.
One of our core areas of Criminal Law is sexual abuse of minors;
A mere suspicion creates substantive changes in life, even if the charges are dropped.
Not rarely, suspects are forced to move or change their names, jobs and social network, to avoid unjustifiably to be taken into account for having had a sexual relation to a minor.
Special rules apply that require a deep insight and understanding.
Images and Videos
Illegal images and films is a special field of sexual crimes;
There are various degrees thereof, and on Social Media and the internet you can easily make a mistake.
It is very important to use competent counseling, which can help explaining that you did not intend to handle illegal images or videos.
We have lead the most (in)famous cases on file sharing of illegal videos amongst young people in Denmark.
Victims of violence and of sexual abuse are entitled to free counselling;
Victim´s Representatives provide mental and moral support at interviews at the Police and in Court.
The Victims´ Representative is also filing claim for compensation and is presenting it in Court.
If you are a victim of violence, sexual abuse or similar, do contact us.
We are experienced in every variant of White-Collar Crime;
Fraud, Imbezzlement, Theft, Vandalism, Tax and/or VAT Fraud, but particularly we have lead many cases on Social Fraud;
Municipalities focus on Social Fraud using control groups that follow citizens and report even minor violations or misunderstandings of social benefit rules to the Police.
Average citizens are often being taken to Court, because they misunderstood very complicated rules in a specific field, and are punished with fines or prison, which result in a criminal record.
It is therefore a necessity to ally with an attorney from the first instance, if the Municipality or the Police contact you presenting a suspicion on violation of social benefit rules.
We had numerous cases in this field, so contact us, to ensure that the correct punishment is given, or misunderstandings are soughted out, before a case leads to a criminal record.
International Criminal Cases
Another major focus area in Criminal Law is International Criminal Cases;
The world is more globalized and coherent than ever before, and people travel and settle to a much higher extent away from their home countries, and indulge in various relations to foreigners.
This creates problems and challenges, if things go wrong, and they get suspected or arrested by the Police.
In recent years, more Danes have been suspected or imprisoned abroad, including on suspicions of terrorism, which requires special expertise to deal with as a Defense Attorney.
In these cases we as well use our international experience, and it does not only require knowledge of other countries' Criminal Codes and rules, but also on negotiation and diplomacy to handle these cases.
It is always a very unpleasant experience to be suspected or imprisoned, and even more so in a foreign country, where you do not understand the language, rules and practices.
Many people think the Ministry of Foreign Affairs help Danes imprisoned abroad to get home, but the reality is that the Ministry can only offer support from representations abroad.
But as such the Ministry does not possess any instruments to get Danes imprisoned abroad released and transferred to serve their sentences at home.
A Danish Defense Attorney is therefore very useful; One who knows of foreign legal systems, and has a throughout knowledge of several languages, including the legal terms and concepts that are always different from the ones at home.
In all other countries very different rules apply;
These rules are important to gain insight in to be able to put up a proper defence against the charges.
We assist with contacts to foreign and Danish authorities, to put on maximum pressure thereon, in order to get detainees released or transferred to Denmark for imprisonment.
Imprisonment in Denmark is always preferable, hence imprisonment in a foreign country is not very pleasant.
Just as traumatic it is for Danes to be suspected or imprisoned abroad, accordingly unpleasant it is for foreigners to be imprisoned or suspected in Denmark.
Our employees speak several languages, and are therefore able to assist in making the Danish rules and practices understandable.
It is big relief to be assisted by a Defense Attorney, who speaks a language you understand, and it helps making imprisonment or suspicions in Denmark easier to cope with.
Our attorneys use their knowledge of foreign legal systems to explain the Danish system for foreigners detained in Denmark.
We also assist foreigners detained in Denmark to be transferred to serve their sentence in their home country, which is always preferable.
Extradition and EU Arrest
In the EU special rules apply on extradition of suspects;
Previously, it was judged by national courts, if there was sufficient legal basis for extraditing a suspect to an EU country.
Now, a so-called EU Arrest Warrant is used for extradition, which does not require a prior Court Decision. This increases the need for professional advice to initially avoid extradition.
Outside the EU special rules apply for extradition.
Terrorism is another area of Criminal Law, we have special expertise in, including from international tribunals in the Hague and from various, foreign universities;
Terrorism has particularly been in focus since September 11, 2001, and afterwards most countries introduced very throughout laws and provisions criminalizing a large number of activities that previously were not considered as terrorism.
Terrorism as such is a relatively new crime in Danish and in International Law, and very specific rules apply that require special expertise.
The rules are very comprehensive, and even relatively ordinary sorts of crimes are now covered by the Anti-terror provisions.
The fight for the climate or for animal rights, may for instance now be covered by the Anti-terror provisions.
Terrorism often has international connections and thus to international and foreign regulation, which we are also experienced in.
Activities that previously were legitimate, may be the scope of a PET or Police inquiry, and can be considered as terrorism or other illegal activity.
Both against terrorists and left- and right-wing communities, as well as immigrant and religious groups, the Anti-terror provisions have been used in Denmark.
It is also illegal to support terrorist movements financially;
However, it may prove very difficult to determine if an entity in Denmark, or abroad, is subject to the rules.
Rarely support groups make it public that they support terrorist movements. Therefore, you can easily get into trouble, even though it was not the intention, when supporting certain groups financially.
It has now also become illegal to express support for terrorism, which also applies to Social Media.
Terror acts have always been illegal in Denmark, but now a much wider span of activities are covered by Anti-terror laws.
Therefore, it is important to use experienced counseling in terror cases.
It is not everything the Police believes is terrorism that in fact is.
Terrorist acts abroad are also illegal to perform or contribute to from Denmark, under Danish Law, and it does not only apply to active terrorist acts.
Transport of objects or persons that are to be used for terrori is illegal, and it is also illegal to assist in planning terror abroad from Denmark.
It is also illegal to participate in terrorist training here or abroad, which are both punishable in Denmark.
Terrorism is one of the most serious crimes and it can be punished with a lifetime sentence.
Attempted terror is initially punishable by twelve years in prison, and if terror is committed, the punishment is 14 years by minimum.
The rules have become extremely extensive, and the punishment is severe, so it is important at very the first inquiry from the police or PET to contact a Defense Attorney, who has an insight in the special provisions.
You are fully entitled to, even though the Anti-terror rules are applied.
International Criminal Law
Another specialty area within International Criminal Cases, is International Criminal Law, which covers various areas, we have experience with all of;
The Crime of Aggression, War Crimes, Genocide and Crimes against Humanity.
We have experience from the major international tribunals in the Hague, and we are educated from several, foreign universities;
Attorney Rasmus Soelberg holds an LL. M. in International Criminal Law from the Irish Center for Human Rights, where he was taught and instructed by the World's leading capacity; Professor William Schabas
Attorney Rasmus Soelberg regularly updates his knowledge by attending courses, conventions and conferences, including at;
Attorney Rasmus Soelberg visited several areas where Genocide was committed; Armenia, Cambodia, Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Attorney Rasmus Soelberg, LL. M.
Born in 1974
Candidate in Law from the University of Copenhagen in 2001
Danish Bar Exam in 2007
Leader and founder of the Reassessment Groups at Krim´s Legal Aid from 2004 to 2005
Chief Executive Officer of Krim´s Legal Aid and member of the Board of Directors and the Board of Representatives from 2004 to 2006
Independent Defense Attorney from 2012
International Criminal Law
Defense Team of Radovan Karadzic at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia in 2011
Criminal Law and Criminal Procedure at Manu Courses from 2007 to 2010
Property Law and Security and Creditor Rights at the University of Copenhagen from 2014 to 2015
Appointment and Membership
Attorney Rasmus Soelberg is covered by a liability insurance and he provided a guarantee, both in accordance with the mandatory rules of the Danish Bar Association at;
The liability insurance covers all legal advice, regardless of where the advice is provided.
Ownership and Clauses
Defense Attorney Rasmus Soelberg is a sole proprietorship and Attorney Rasmus Soelberg is the single owner.
Defense Attorney Rasmus Soelberg is not using any choice of law and/or jurisdiction clauses.
Danish Attorneys must comply with;
The Administration of Justice Act
Complaints on attorneys´ conduct and/or legal fees can be sent to the Bar Standards´ Board;
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Defense Attorney Rasmus Soelberg is fully compliant with all regulations on storing and handling of personal information.
Including the specially classified information, which defence attorneys handle in Criminal Cases.
The regulations are implemented into our internal systems and in our communications.
Emails containing personal information must be encrypted according to EU rules;
We encrypt all our sent emails to comply with the rules, and to ensure that our clients' personal information is not revealed to other recipients than the intended ones.
Emails sent from us are immediately followed by another email with a code, which is to be used to open the first email.
If you cannot open emails from us, please contact us. We will resend with the email with an alternative encryption, which can be used to open emails in email-systems that are not able to open emails with the encryption we regularly use. That also complies with the rules and is also a full encryption.
If you are using the national, Danish NemID Certificate and opening emails from us is impossible, please contact us. We will retrieve your certificate again, resend the email, and you will be able to open it.
If you are sending emails to us using the NemID Certificate, download our certificate or vCard at NemID via our business name, email or CVR (Danish VAT-) Number. The vCard is also attached to our sent emails.
Install the certificate, or save the vCard, on your computer, send the email to us, and we are able to open it.
Telephone and Chat
The device cannot be tapped or hacked in any ways or by anyone, neither private or public entities.
We are using WhatsApp, so you also can chat with us fully encrypted.
Payment of a Defense Attorney is normally done by so-called Appointment;
Appointment includes that the Public Authorities initially are paying the Defense Attorney´s legal fees.
Appointment is provided in the most types of criminal cases.
Appointment is always applied for by Defense Attorney Rasmus Soelberg, before a case is started up.
If Appointment is not provided, the client can pay for the case directly, or that Defense Attorney Rasmus Soelberg shall not lead the case.
The client is not charged any legal fees, for any work until that point.
Only convicts pay
If you are convicted in a case, you must pay the legal fees and any other costs (blood tests, other tests, et cetera) to the Police.
A repayment scheme can be set up, if you are not able to pay the full amount in one installment.
If a case does not go to Court, you will not have to pay any legal fees.
If you are completely or partially acquitted, the Public Authorities will pay the Defence Attorney's legal fees, in full or in part, accordingly.
There are no fees to be paid to the Court, the Prosecutor nor the Police.
The remuneration of the appointed Defense Attorney is determined by the Court based on;
In Victims´ Representation Cases the victims' insurance company is paying the legal fees.
If a victims is not covered by insurance, the Public Authorities pay the Victims´ Representatives´ legal fees.
In civil cases, the hourly rate is 3,000.00 Danish Kroner, including Danish VAT.
The final legal fee is set based on the amount of time spent on the case and the hourly rate.
A fixed fee agreement can made before the commencement of the case.
Free Process is applied by Defense Attorney Rasmus Soelberg, if the case and the client initially appear to be relevant thereof.
Legal Expenses Insurance
Household insurance plans include a Legal Expences Insurance, which covers the Attorneys´ legal fees in certain types of Court cases, but an amount of own risk is deducted in some cases.
Coverage is applied for by Defense Attorney Rasmus Soelberg, if the case and the client appear relevant thereof.
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