Counsel for victims of crime

Every year, many women, men and children become victims of serious criminal offences. Victims of domestic violence, rape and other forms of sexual abuse often find it difficult to cope in their day-to-day lives and to regain their sense of security. Their encounters with the police and the justice system can represent an additional burden. Our experienced lawyers will help to make a difficult, chaotic situation feel less intimidating and easier to deal with.

Victims of serious criminal offences are entitled to free legal representation This primarily applies to the following cases:

  • Abuse by a spouse/cohabitant or other close family members
  • Rape and sexual abuse
  • Surviving family members in connection with death due to criminal offence
  • Forced marriage
  • Human trafficking

RettAdvokat use our expertise in these areas to ensure victims are safe and empowered thoughout the proceedings.

If you are the victim of crime but unsure whether to report the matter to the police, RettAdvokat can grant you three hours of free legal aid for an assessment of the case and information about your rights. If you report the case, RettAdvokat will represent you during the police investigation and act on your behalf in court.

Victims of crime are normally entitled to compensation and RettAdvokat will file any claims for compensation on your behalf. Even if the case is dropped, we will help you to apply for criminal injuries compensation from the Compensation Board for Victims of Violent Crime (Kontoret for voldsoffererstatning).

Please contact us today for a free confidential appointment.