Sexual Crimes & Offenses

Criminal Law

Sexual Crimes & Offenses

Avi Bitton Lawyers & Partners

Are you accused of a sexual crime or offense (rape, sexual assault, sexual harassment, pimping, etc.)? Were you taken into custody at the police station or gendarmerie? Are you indicted by the investigating judge (“juge d’instruction”) or are you in pre-trial detention (“détention provisoire”)?

Our team of 10 lawyers and jurists have been defending those accused of sexual crimes and offenses for 20 years before the police, the investigating judge, the criminal court and the “Cour d’assises”.

We plead before the “Cour d’assises” several times a year and we regularly obtain the release of indictees placed in pre-trial detention. We very often intervene in the media at the request of the accused persons to defend their reputation.

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

Our first advice

The sooner you consult a lawyer, the better defended you will be.

Ne pas se plaindre

If you are informed of a complaint lodged against you

Do not contact the complainant or make any statements to anyone and contact a criminal lawyer as soon as possible for advice.

Contacter un avocat

If you have received a summons from the police or gendarmerie

Contact a criminal lawyer as soon as possible to prepare you for your hearing or police custody and help you gather evidence for your defence.

Contacter un avocat

If someone close to you has been arrested and taken into police custody

Contact a criminal lawyer as soon as possible to assist with the hearings.

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.

Recent cases & Press review
Avi Bitton Lawyers & Partners

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).

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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.