What is the correctional court ?
The Correctional Court is a formation of the High Court whose role is to judge misdemeanors, i.e. criminal offenses for which the maximum penalty is 10 years of imprisonment. The statute of limitations for public action for misdemeanors is 6 years.
Only offenses that fall under the exclusive jurisdiction of another court, such as the juvenile court, do not fall under the jurisdiction of the criminal court.
The criminal court is composed of a president and two judges in principle, but in certain areas, such as traffic offenses, it may be composed of a single judge.
It rules on both the public prosecution and the civil action that is ancillary to it, i.e. claims for compensation.
In correctional matters, although the assistance and representation of a lawyer is optional in principle, it is nevertheless indispensable in practice. The presence of a lawyer ensures his client, beyond a better understanding of the stakes of a procedure before this jurisdiction, an effective defense. It is therefore preferable for the person suspected of having committed a crime to have a lawyer.
The knowledge of Alexandre-M. BRAUN’ s knowledge of criminal law and criminal procedure as well as his experience as a lawyer before the criminal court ensure that his clients’ rights are respected and that his strategy is in line with their needs. He makes every effort to obtain a judgment of the criminal court that is most favorable to the interests of his clients.
The criminal defense before the criminal court
Alexandre-M. BRAUN assures his clients accused before the criminal court of assistance and representation throughout the proceedings as well as a defense in accordance with their interests. He works on the merits of the case as well as on the presentation of his client’s personality, which is not negligible to ensure a good defense.
For any client implicated, he intervenes so that his individual rights and freedoms as well as the presumption of innocence to which everyone is entitled are respected. As such, he can make requests for acts such as additional information or expert opinions. He advises his client during the whole procedure, assists him during the correctional hearing at the end of which he pleads in support of his defense. Once the criminal court has rendered its decision, he studies with his client, if necessary, the possibility of appealing the decision..
De plus, Alexandre-M. BRAUN s’attache à vérifier la régularité de toute la procédure en contrôlant tous les actes effectués. Il n’hésite pas à rechercher toutes les nullités pour défendre au mieux ses clients, ce qui lui a permis d’acquérir une expérience importante en la matière.
La défense des victimes devant le tribunal correctionnel
Alexandre-M. BRAUN assiste ses clients victimes d’une infraction pénale en s’assurant que leurs droits sont respectés. Il les conseille sur l’opportunité de se constituer partie civile avant ou pendant le procès. En tant qu’avocat, il peut procéder à des demandes d’actes utiles à la manifestation de la vérité et s’assure que ses clients sont informés du déroulé de la procédure.
Dans ce cadre, il intervient pour que le statut de victime soit reconnu à ses clients et que la culpabilité de l’auteur de l’infraction leur ayant porté préjudice soit reconnue et que la sanction décidée soit la plus juste. Il se donne donc pour mission de porter la parole de ses clients devant le juge.
Moreover, the criminal court is competent to award the civil party a provision or decide on the payment of damages. Therefore, Alexandre-M. BRAUN ensures that the criminal trial allows his clients to receive fair compensation for their losses.
In the same way as when he defends defendants, Alexandre-M. BRAUN advises his victim clients at the end of the hearing on whether or not to appeal the criminal court’s decision..