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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