In the last decade, the problem of corruption in Ukraine is quite acute. Quite often, representatives of law enforcement agencies initiate criminal cases related to various corruption offenses. However, such accusations are not always justified.
Sometimes there are situations when law enforcement officers try to solve high-profile cases related to corruption schemes as often as possible. This is especially relevant, for example, before elections. That is why defense in corruption offenses is one of the relevant services provided by lawyers Prykhodko and Partners.
Corruption crimes: legislative framework
To begin with, let’s pay attention to the very definition of corruption crimes. These are actions related to providing/receiving a benefit in exchange for the actions/inaction of an official. It can be not only a bribe, but also improper support, abuse of authority, etc.
Also among corruption offenses:
- Non-compliance by an official with the requirements of financial control.
- Use of budget funds for personal purposes.
- Misdemeanors, abuse of office, bribery.
- Violations, disputed situations related to received gifts, declaration of funds or other material goods.
- Violation of current legislation when combining public service with other types of activity.
In all of the above cases, you cannot do without the help of a lawyer. It is the lawyer who will be a reliable protection against illegal actions by representatives of law enforcement agencies. In addition, with a properly constructed defense strategy, the court can accept an acquittal.
Among the main articles of the Criminal Code of Ukraine related to corruption cases:
- Article 364 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine.
- Article 366 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine.
- Article 368 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine.
- Article 369 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine.
Duties of the defender in criminal cases related to corruption crimes
The defense of a lawyer in criminal cases related to corruption crimes consists in providing the following services:
Lawyers Prykhodko and Partners provide their clients with comprehensive information about their rights and opportunities within the framework of valid criminal proceedings. For this, lawyers analyze all aspects of the case. In addition, interaction with the investigation, prosecutor’s office, and witnesses may be carried out. The main task of the lawyer at this stage is to find circumstances that can mitigate the punishment.
- Representation of the suspect’s interests in court.
Lawyers develop a defense strategy thought out to the smallest detail, collect the necessary evidence, interrogate witnesses, etc.
- Assistance at the preliminary investigation stage.
Advantages of providing legal services by lawyers Prykhodko and Partners
Thus, a lawyer in corruption cases provides effective protection of the client’s interests. Thanks to a properly built defense strategy, lawyers Prykhodko and Partners will be able to:
We can achieve a reclassification of the case to a milder one, respectively, with a lesser punishment.
A settlement agreement is concluded with the prosecution. This can lead to a significant reduction in the punishment.
- Suggest alternative methods.
These can be, for example, cooperation programs, voluntary counting of baskets, etc.
We will make every effort to mitigate the punishment under the articles on corruption. Do you still have questions? We are waiting for a preliminary consultation! To calculate the cost of a defense attorney in a corruption offense, fill out the form below.