Criminal and misdemeanour law

Criminal law is a branch of law that is based on the state’s power to penalise, and which in a broader sense includes: 1) substantive criminal law, 2) criminal procedural law (formal, procedural), 3) executive criminal law (penitentiary). As a branch of law, criminal law has a protective role, i.e. it protects certain relations and values.

Substantive criminal law refers to the regulations that define a certain type of behaviour as a criminal offence, sanctions, and conditions for the application of such regulations against perpetrators.

A misdemeanour is a wrongdoing that violates the public order, social discipline or other social values that are not protected by criminal law and other laws that define criminal offences. Misdemeanours and misdemeanour sanctions may be prescribed by law and the decisions of local and regional administration authorities.

  • representation of suspects in criminal proceedings before the court, the police and the State Attorney’s Office
  • rrepresentation in criminal proceedings on account of the criminal offence of illegal entry, movement and stay of persons in the territory of the Republic of Croatia
  • rrepresentation in misdemeanour proceedings
  • rdrafting of objections against mandatory misdemeanour warrants and representation in proceedings on account of traffic misdemeanours

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