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Criminal Defense Lawyers


 
Meijers Canatan Lawyers

Criminal Lawyers

Meijers Canatan Lawyers is a Dutch law firm specialising in criminal matters. Based in Amsterdam, our lawyers assist suspects and accused all over the Netherlands at all stages of criminal proceedings, be it prior to police questioning or in Court.

We are a full-service criminal law practice. That means that we conduct legal proceedings in all district courts, courts of appeal, the Supreme Court of the Netherlands and the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) and that we assist with all kinds of procedures relating to the criminal proceedings. We specialize in the following legal areas: (General) Criminal Law, Appeal, International Criminal Law, Extradition and Surrender (European Arrest Warrant), Confiscation and Juvenile Criminal Law.

Quality

Our firm is renowned for its expertise in criminal cases. Gabriel Meijers has been chosen several times as one of the ten best criminal lawyers in the Netherlands and together with Kerem Canatan he has been conducting criminal cases at the Supreme Court of the Netherlands (the highest court in the Netherlands). Our lawyers deal with hundreds of criminal cases each year, regularly including media-sensitive ones. In bigger cases we can operate as a team should the need arise.

Our firm is a member of the National Bar Council (Nederlandse Orde van Advocaten), the Dutch Association of Defence Counsel (Nederlandse Vereniging van Strafrechtadvocaten) and the European Criminal Bar Association.

Assistance in English

Our lawyers speak several languages. If we do not speak your language we will call in an interpreter. We only make use of the services of experienced and qualified sworn interpreters. You may e-mail us in English, German, Spanish, French or Hebrew.

Fees

We charge an hourly rate which depends on the level of experience and expertise of the lawyer in question. Prior to starting our work we request an advance payment, however, some cases we may do partly or entirely free of charge. Please contact us without any obligation for fees and options.

Contact details

Address:

Herengracht 478

1017 CB Amsterdam

The Netherlands

Telephone: +31206383606

Fax: +31207085415

E-mail: info@meijerscanatan.nl

Our lawyers

G. Meijers

Partner

E-mail: meijers@meijerscanatan.nl

Languages: Dutch / English / French / German / Hebrew

Specializations: (General) Criminal Law, Appeal, International Criminal Law, Extradition and Surrender (European Arrest Warrant).

K. Canatan

Partner

E-mail: canatan@meijerscanatan.nl

Mobile: +31653413235

Languages: Dutch / English / German (reasonable)

Specializations: (General) Criminal Law, Appeal, International Criminal Law, Extradition and Surrender (European Arrest Warrant).

C.B. Stenger

Partner

E-mail: stenger@meijerscanatan.nl

Mobile: +31641504946

Languages: Dutch / English / French

Specializations: (General) Criminal Law, Juvenile Criminal Law.

C.J.J. Visser

Partner

E-mail: visser@meijerscanatan.nl

Mobile: 31646073004

Languages: Dutch / English

Specializations: (General) Criminal Law, Drugs and Violence and (including) Football related crimes

F.P. Slewe

Associate

E-mail: slewe@meijerscanatan.nl

Mobile: +31681954639

Languages: Dutch / English / German

Specializations: (General) Criminal Law, Appeal, International Criminal Law, Extradition and Surrender (European Arrest Warrant), Confiscation.

M. Berndsen

Associate

E-mail: berndsen@meijerscanatan.nl

Mobile: +31624750910

Languages: Dutch / English / German / French (reasonable)

Specializations: (General) Criminal Law, Appeal (including Supreme Court), European Court of Human Rights

Expertise

We deal with all criminal offences, including:

 

Drugs:

  • possession of drugs
  • drug smuggling (importing and exporting of drugs)
  • cannabis farms

 

Homicide:

  • murder (incl. liquidations)
  • manslaughter
  • involuntary manslaughter

 

Property offences:

  • theft
  • misappropriation
  • receiving stolen goods
  • money laundering
  • robbery
  • mugging
  • defrauding
  • extortion
  • skimming

Violence:

  • assault
  • aggravated assault

 

Fraud:

  • forgery of documents
  • fraud

 

Unlawful deprivation of liberty:

  • kidnapping
  • hostage-taking

 

Traffic offences:

  • hit and run
  • art. 6 Road Traffic Act

 

Vice cases:

  • rape
  • sexual abuse
  • child pornography
  • grooming
  • indecent assault

Speech offences:

  • threat
  • discrimination

 

Organised crime:

  • human trafficking
  • terrorism
  • criminal organisations

 

Miscellaneous:

  • possession of arms
  • arson
  • cyber crime
  • stalking