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Avi Bitton Lawyers & Partners

Expertise in Criminal Law

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

Avi Bitton has been recommended by Legal 500, Best Lawyers and Leaders League for its expertise in employment law and criminal law.

Contact us (all confidential): the sooner you consult us, the better we can advise you.

Criminal procedures

  • $Police investigation: arrest, custody (‘garde à vue’), house search, …
  • $Public prosecution service: criminal complaint, …
  • $Investigating judge (‘juge d’instruction’): detention prior trial, …
  • $Criminal tribunal (‘tribunal correctionnel’): ‘citation directe’, …
  • $Criminal court (‘Cour d’assises’): trial, appeal, …

Criminal law

  • $Offences against persons: rape, murder, defamation and libel, …
  • $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 procedure in France, transfer of prisoners, …

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Criminal Law

  • 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).

Lawyers to defend you before criminal courts.

Our law firm has been representing defendants in police custody and before criminal courts for 20 years.

defendants advised and defended

From police custody to criminal court

Years of experience

Avi Bitton Lawyers & Partners

Employment law · Criminal law · Peronal injury law

Avi Bitton law firm - 10 lawyers and jurists - 20 years of experience - More than 4,000 clients:

  • Managers and Executives,
  • Victims of assaults and accidents,
  • Accused of crimes and misdemeanors.

High-profile cases: Carlos Ghosn, Altice, HSBC Falciani, terrorist attack on Rue des Rosiers, ….

Media interviews on television channels (TF1, France 2, France 24, BFM TV, etc.), national press (Le monde, Le Figaro, Libération, Les Echos, etc.), regional press (Ouest France, Nice Matin, etc.) and international (Wall Street Journal, The Guardian, The Lawyer, ...) on legal cases: Nicolas Sarkozy, Dominique Strauss-Khan ....

Avi Bitton:

  • Former Member of the Disciplinary Council of the Paris Bar Association (2013, 2018 to 2023).
  • Former Member of the Council of the Paris Bar (2010-2015)
  • Former Member of the National Bars Council (2012-2015).
  • Author of "The trial before the employment Tribunal", published by LGDJ, one of the main legal publishers (2018).

Avi Bitton is regularly consulted by the Government (Ministry of Justice, Ministry of Labor, National Assembly, Senate, etc.) on reforms in labor law and criminal law.

International activity for private clients (expatriate individuals, foreign companies, etc.) or institutional clients (embassies, consulates, etc.) with clients in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Switzerland, the European Union (Portugal, Italy, Germany...), Russia, Brazil, Israel, Morocco or Rwanda.

Law Firm recommended by French and international Best Lawyers, Décideurs and Legal 500 rankings.

Collaboration with former judges, private detectives (searches for goods to be seized abroad, identification of witnesses, ...), experts (scientific experts, medical experts, experts in toxicology, ...) and bailiffs (seizures of bank accounts, ...).

Correspondence with foreign law firms: Great Britain (London), Italy (Milan), Latvia (Riga), Ukraine (Kiev), Romania (Bucharest) and Bulgaria (Sofia), and in the regions: Lyon, Toulon and Rouen.

Languages ​​spoken: English and Portuguese.

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English speaking Lawyers in Paris

Avi Bitton Lawyers & Partners practises throughout the Paris region, including the departments and bar associations of Paris (75), Seine-et-Marne (77), Yvelines (78), Essone (91), Hauts-de-Seine (92), Seine-Saint-Denis (93), Val-de-Marne (94) and Val-d'Oise (95). The firm regularly handles cases before the courts of Paris, Créteil, Bobigny, Nanterre, Boulogne, Evry, Longjumeau, Montmorency, Versailles, Meaux and Melun, as well as the judicial courts of Paris, Nanterre, Bobigny, Evry, Versailles, Melun and Meaux.