Expertise in Criminal Law


Founded in 2005, Avi Bitton English speaking Criminal Lawyer in Paris practices criminal procedure, criminal law, business criminal law and international criminal law.

Avi Bitton has been recommended, in 2015 and 2016, by Legal 500 for its expertise in employment law and criminal law.

Lawyer in Criminal law

Lawyer in Criminal law

Criminal procedure

  • Police investigation: arrest, custody, house search, …
  • Public procesution service: criminal complaint, …
  • Investigating judge (‘juge d’instruction’): detention on suspicion, …
  • Criminal tribunal (‘tribunal correctionnel’): ‘citation directe’, …
  • Criminal court (‘Cour d’assises’): trial, appeal, …

Criminal law

  • Offences against persons: rape, defamation, …
  • Offences against properties: scam, theft, blackmail, …

Business criminal law

  • Financial criminal law: corporate abuse, embezzlement, …
  • Criminal employment law: undeclared employement, employment discrimination, psychological harassment, …

International criminal law

  • Criminal Law: crimes against humanity, genocide, terrorism, …
  • Criminal Procedure: extradition, transfer of prisoners, …

Press review

Recent cases

  • Attempt of murder: defence of a person accused of attempt of murder against his girlfriend (he pleaded guilty) ; sentence provided by the Criminal Code: more than 30 years of prison ; sentence demanded by the Public Prosecutor: 15 years of prison ; sentence issued by the Criminal Court: 8 years of prison (verdict of the Criminal Court of Melun, 2 October 2015).
  • Discrimination: cancellation on the basis of procedural irregularities of public prosecutions against a civil servant accused of discrimination (judgment of Criminal Tribunal of Créteil, 6 May 2015).
  • Assault and battery: sentencing of the accused person to pay damages to the victim (judgment of the Criminal Tribunal of Paris, 18 September 2013).
  • Sexual assault: acquittal of a person accused of sexual assault against a work colleague (judgment of the Criminal Tribunal of Cherbourg, 3 September 2013).
  • Arson: acquittal of a person accused of arson on the basis of procedural irregularities (judgment of the Criminal Tribunal of Paris, 12 February 2013).
  • Armed robbery: cancellation of a police custody for procedural irregularities and immediate release of the accused person during his custody (judgement of the Court of Appeal of Paris, 19 December 2011).
  • Financial fraud: acquittal of a person accused of financial fraud (judgment of the Criminal of de Paris, 12 January 2012).
  • Rape: sentencing a serial rapist to 30 years of imprisonment and to pay damages to the victim (verdict of the Cour d’assises de Paris, 16th April 2010).