In Norway, if you are charged or indicted with a criminal offence, or even if you are merely a suspect, you are entitled to legal representation, both during the police investigation and in court. Hjort’s lawyers have solid experience as defense attorney’s in criminal cases, is as considered one of the country’s leading criminal law departments.
Anyone who finds themselves under investigation in connection with a criminal offence should consult a lawyer at the earliest opportunity, preferably before making a statement to the police. Sometimes it can be difficult to understand why you are being investigated, and what that means in practice. An attorney can help you clarify the situation, and ensure that your rights are not being infringed upon.
In many cases, you will be entitled to a publicly appointed defense counsel. This means that the attorney engaged to represent you will be paid through public funds.
Our lawyers have considerable experience and expertise with cases pertaining to economic and environmental crimes, breach of the Working Environment Act, and other statutes and regulations applicable specifically to the business sector.