Criminal, as well as civil cases, are common cases to occur in Thailand, although they do sometimes overlap with each other. Anyone have a chance fall under defendant and plaintiff in both civil and criminal case. However, when looking at civil litigation and criminal cases, it is important to recognize the distinctions and similarities.
Criminal cases usually involve an action that is considered to be harmful to other people or society in general. The government can also be prosecuted when someone breaks the law or commits a criminal offence, such as violence, robbery, drug, burglary, murder, etc.
Civil cases typically involve disputes between 2 or more parties. It will begin when one party sues another party who assumed as has failed to carry out a legal duty. A civil case can be over from the court decision that the defendant is not involved in the allegation, fulfils the duty, or pays for compensation.
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Civil cases are lawsuits that deal with contracts and/or torts (wrongful acts). It involves a legal dispute between two or more parties. A civil case usually begins when one party sues another for being harmed by the other party’s actions and asks the court for relief by filing a complaint.
Civil cases usually include commercial disputes, property disputes, employment actions, personal disputes, torts, divorces, and the recovery of debts. Among the most common civil lawsuits filed in Thailand are personal injury, medical malpractice, debt collection, and breach of contract.
All court proceedings will be conducted in the Thai language except in special courts. This is why you should get the help of an experienced Thai lawyer who understands the Thai judicial system’s practices and remedies and can communicate with you in your language.
Criminal cases involve the enforcement of public codes of behaviour. The basic provisions of Thai criminal law are included in the Thai Penal Code and the Criminal Procedure Code.
Criminal cases can include drugs, sexual harassment, murder, illegal guns, burglary, money laundering, bribery, bail, and pre-trial matters.
There are numerous differences between the criminal law system in Thailand and Western countries. Therefore, if you are arrested or charged with a crime in Thailand, you need to work with an experienced Thai criminal trial lawyer who can communicate the differences effectively in your language.
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Besides civil and criminal cases, we also have a wide range of legal services for you to ensure that you are fully supported for any legal challanges in Thailand.
Over the course of your life in Thailand, you may be faced with legal challenges. Whether you’re starting a business or navigating a lawsuit, make sure you get legal advice from experts.
We can help you find experienced lawyers who boast years of trial experience and a proven track record of successful defences in numerous areas of civil and criminal laws. Some of the most common are as follows.
If you need help with frauds or scams, whether you are the accused or the victim, some different types of frauds, including identity theft, gambling fraud, bankruptcy fraud, credit card fraud, insurance fraud, and more.
If you are charged with a drug crime, an experienced drug crimes lawyer can help prevent a multi-year jail sentence. They can determine which defences could be applied to your case.
Most crimes involve intentional conduct, however, some crimes involve negligent or reckless conduct, meaning you ignore a known or obvious risk or disregard others’ safety. We can help find a defence lawyer to advise you on the best strategies to contest criminal negligence allegations.
If you’ve been charged with assault, you’ll need to engage an experienced criminal lawyer in Thailand to represent you. Most people charged with serious assault often claim that they acted in defence of another person or acted in self-defence. Still, there’s a lot more to raising these defences than simply declaring that you are defending yourself. Therefore, a criminal lawyer can help.
In general, real estate dispute cases may occur for foreigners who purchase or rent a property in Thailand. Having a lawyer by your side can help you preserve your rights and help review all of the required documents if you buy a property.
Many contractual arrangements occur in business or personal relationships. A contract is an arrangement between one or more parties that imposes legal obligations. Simply put, a breach of contract occurs when one or more parties do not perform according to the terms of the agreement.
Employment conflicts occur regularly between workers and employers and need to be resolved quickly. A lawyer can provide information regarding the guidelines concerning the termination of an employment contract and the procedure to be followed in the event of unfair dismissal. They can also advise you on your legal rights, including working hours, healthcare funding, vacations, periods of sick or educational leave, overtime, safety and more.
Legal advice is professional advice offered by a prosecutor or a lawyer. It involves careful analysis of the law, as well as how it applies to the legal matter that you are experiencing.
Over the course of your life in Thailand, you may be faced with numerous challenges and milestones. When you face these situations, whether it is a real estate matter, going through a divorce, starting a business, or navigating a lawsuit, getting legal advice from an expert is vital.
Based on the value of the claim and the particular court, but on average pricing will not exceed over 200,000 Bath.
In Thailand, suing or being sued by another, starts with the filing of a lawsuit or what is most often referred to in Thailand as a “claim” against the defendant, which would be enough to support a breach of duty argument against the defendant.
The Thai legal system can be a little bit difficult to understand. However, a licenced Thai lawyer is almost always present to ensure that bail is posted and that the accused follows a proper process to be released in a timely manner.
In 90% of criminal cases, the amount of bail is set by the court; however, bail amounts will vary from 50,000 Baht to over 1 million Baht, depending on the severity of the crime and the crimes with which the defendant has been convicted. Bail can be denied in high-profile cases and for offences that carry severe penalties.