Arrested Abroad in Portugal

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Joanne, really took the time to explain the process and the best way to fulfill our requests. She was very good at communicating timelines and what was to be expected. She worked quickly to make sure we completed our process.
Flavia Krause
Flavia Krause
28 Mar 2024

Service Details

Arrested Abroad

This service is available across Portugal

Who Is This Service For?

This service is designed for English-speaking expats or tourists in Portugal who have been arrested or are facing arrest. It helps those needing immediate legal assistance to navigate the complexities of the Portuguese legal system.

Who Is This Service For?

Procedure: Our Approach

  1. Immediate Legal Intervention: Upon notification of an arrest, we respond rapidly to offer legal support, ensuring the rights of the detainee are fully respected from the outset.
  2. Assessment and Explanation of Charges: We thoroughly review the case details and charges, providing a clear explanation to our clients about their legal standing and what to expect next.
  3. Rights Protection: Ensuring our clients are aware of their rights under Portuguese law, including the right to remain silent and the right to legal representation.
  4. Preparation for Questioning: We provide guidance and preparation for police interviews or court appearances, focusing on strategy and rights protection.
  5. Court Representation: Our criminal defence lawyers offer skilled advocacy in court, aiming for the best possible outcome based on the evidence and legal precedents.
  6. Ongoing Support and Advice: Throughout the legal process, we maintain clear communication, offering reassurance and informed advice on the steps ahead.
Procedure: Our Approach

Benefits to Clients

  • In-depth Knowledge of Portuguese Law: Specialised understanding of the legal system, particularly for cases involving foreigners.
  • Bilingual Legal Assistance: Crucial for English-speaking clients to effectively navigate the legal proceedings.
  • Access to a Network of Local Experts: Leveraging local contacts and resources for comprehensive support.
  • Customised Legal Strategies: Developing tailored approaches for the unique challenges faced by expats in Portugal.
Benefits to Clients

Key Elements of this Service

  • Comprehensive legal consultation and representation in Portugal.
  • Liaison with local legal authorities and law enforcement.
  • Multilingual support, including document translation and interpretation.
  • Guidance on Portuguese legal processes pertinent to your case.
  • Assistance with related issues like visa or residency concerns.
Key Elements of this Service

Free Support Services Included

When combined with the free and innovative Advocate Abroad support services you can be sure that you are obtaining completely transparent legal services from registered and regulated English-speaking lawyers abroad.These support services include:

  • Verification of the regulatory status of your professional.
  • Fees as recommended by the Local Professional Body
  • Fees specified in advance and legally guaranteed.
  • Service levels agreed in advance and guaranteed.
  • All professionals must hold professional indemnity insurance.
  • Professionals' proficiency in English monitored.
  • Continuous quality controls and reviews.

Why choose Advocate Abroad?

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