A firm of criminal defense lawyers for all areas of criminal law

Exclusively active in criminal proceedings, Penalex Avocats SA is your reference firm for criminal law and criminal defense in French-speaking Switzerland. Experienced criminal attorneys-at-law specializing in criminal law, economic criminal law and mutual assistance, including three Certified Specialists SBA in crimial law, a criminalist, forensic scientist and a digital investigator, are committed to providing you with the best possible defense, whether in mass crimes or in complex and sensitive cases.

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Our specialist lawyers advise you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week 

Some decisions cannot wait. Others cannot be taken lightly. You need to know quickly what your legal situation is, what your options are and what an expert recommends? Ask your question directly online to our lawyers specialized in criminal law with a guaranteed answer within 24 hours or make an appointment with one of our experts.



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How does a criminal procedure work? What are your rights in a criminal proceeding? Which authorities are involved? What are the different possible sentences in Swiss criminal law? How long does an offence remain on the criminal record? How to contest a criminal order? What is the maximum length of pre-trial detention?

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In all areas of criminal law

Penalex Avocats SA is a Swiss law firm specialized in criminal law, economic criminal law and mutual legal assistance. We cover all areas of criminal law. Whether you are a company or an individual, our team will advise you and defend you before all cantonal, federal, international and supranational criminal courts.

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Didn’t find the information you were looking for until now? Can’t afford to hire a lawyer to look into it? Check our knowledge base to find answers to the most frequently asked questions (FAQ) in criminal law, criminal procedure and execution of sentences. You will certainly find the answer you are looking for. 

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