PsyJuridica assists both the victim, the plaintiff, as well as the accused, the defendant, in criminal law cases. A fair trial requires that both the victim and the accused have the right to a counsel that fights for their client’s best interest.
The answerable lawyer at our firm has dozens of years of experience working on both national and international criminal law cases. Our firm’s psychologist has also worked for several years in co-operation with the police, supporting them in her own field of specialty. We continue to educate police officers both in Finland and abroad on questions regarding our field of specialty.
In criminal law cases questions concerning the evidence can often be demanding. Our knowledge of the different steps in the criminal investigation is in our advantage in these situation. The interpretation of the evidence, the reliability of the evidence and its sufficiency are factors that have to be analysed and challenged if needed. We do not hesitate to collect our own evidence if necessary, using our network of specialists in Finland and abroad.
Whether the counselling at hand concerns the plaintiff or the defendant, an early reference to us is very important, preferably in the beginning of the preliminary investigation. This makes it possible for us to help you from the beginning and tell you how the criminal process will proceed. It is important to us that the preliminary investigation carried out by the police is realized decorously and competently, respecting the client.
During the different stages in the process is it important to support the mental well-being and ease the stress of the involved. It is possible for you to consult our psychologist in these questions if necessary. Many of our clients feel that they have had valuable help of our psychological support during the criminal process. The methods used in this type of support include EMDR-treatment, among other things. In some cases the treatment has made it possible for a plaintiff to be present at the court proceedings, which would not have been possible without it.
Our firm acknowledges the fact that a criminal case may be sensitive and will ask the court to hear the case behind closed doors when possible. In some cases the victim of the crime can be heard in court without having to face the accused in the court room.