We have long experience; we are specialized in criminal law and we know, that the best defence is achieved through close cooperation between the client and us.
We have extensive knowledge about the police’s working methods and investigational strategies, we know the procedure of the criminal case and we can and will lead your case all the way to the end.
THORKILD HØYER: Defence Lawyer (Supreme Court)
Thorkild Høyer have considerable experience with both Danish and international criminal law and is licenced to practice before City Court, High Court and Supreme Court.
A criminal case is proceeding in three sections:
1. Investigations by the police
2. Trial in the courts
3. Execution if you are sentenced/compensation if you are acquitted
It is vital both for the outcome of your case and your situation along the way, that a strategy for your case is developed as early as possible. This way the process will be clarified and you will know how to act accordingly.
Plan a strategy for your defense - in cooporation with you.
Assist you in interrogations by the police and prepare you for hearings in court.
Review the case-material with you so that we know what we have to defend against.
Start investigations that can support and strengthen your defences.
Defend you in court.
Ensure that your family get to visit and contact you if you are in custody.
To appeal, complain and seek compensation.
Assist you while serving your sentence. For example with parole or choice of detention place.
Anyone in Denmark charged with a criminal offense is entitled to have the assistance of a lawyer. Importantly - you are free to choose the lawyer you want to represent you. The cost is the same whether you choose a lawyer yourself or let the court appoint a lawyer for you, as fees for lawyers are alike and set to fixed rates. Hence, there is no added expense in choosing your own lawyer. The rate is the same.
The fee is determined by the courts - and not the lawyer - on the basis of time spent. Currently the courts calculates a fee of kr. 1,790 excl. VAT (kr. 2,237,50 incl. VAT) per. hour. All expenses are included from preparation, office expenses, insurance, to lawyer's salary etc.
The state will initially pay the fee for the lawyer, and you will get no bill from us. However, if you are eventually sentenced, usually you will have to reimburse the state's spendings, i.e. defender's fees, cost of blood tests, doctors statements, DNA studies and the like. It is possible to get a repayment arrangement or getting remitted costs.
Thorkild Høyer | Defence lawyers is part of the Danish Bar and Law Society (Advokatsamfundet) and appointed by the Ministry of Justice in Denmark. VAT nb.58813117. Liability insurance is signed with HDI Gerling, policy number VAS1502050, and is guaranteed in accordance with the rules of the Danish Bar and Law Society. Liability insurance covers all legal services, regardless of where the practice is carried out.
Thorkild Høyer | Defence lawyers is a personally driven law firm and does not enter into agreements on applicable law or jurisdiction agreements.
The accused was first charged with murder. In the Court of Roskilde the 46-year-old was convicted of involuntary manslaughter.
The case was followed by a documentary team and deliver exceptional insight in the criminal proceedings. See the documentary (in danish):Med Døden til Følge
/ terror / deportation
The accused was charged with terrorist activities due to carrying out a series of updates on facebook and the internet in general. He was the first ever in the High Court deprived Danish citizenship and expelled. The case will later be tried before the Supreme Court.
/ deprivation of liberty
The defendants helped to organise a demonstration in support of a more effective climate policy. The demonstration developed and they were convicted of, inter alia, violence against officials and gross disorderly conduct. An example of that one may be on the side of history, but against the law.
A group of activists challenged the terror legislation. Is it okayr to support humanitarian activities of organizations that appear on terrorist lists? The courts, inclusive the Supreme Court, said no, although the Supreme Court made the decision conditional given the statutory ambiguity. Have parliament since made the law more clear? No.
/ murder / robbery
The Blekingegade case is one of the most publicized cases in the Danish legal history. The trial against the seven accused took place by a jury in the High Court in September 1990 with sentence in May 1991.
The police failed to provide evidence of the identity of the shooter, nor to prove that shots were fired at the officer with intent to kill him. Moreover, it could not be proven that the other defendants had knowledge of nor accepted that he shot at the officer. Therefore it was not possible to get all participants convicted of murder. The defendants were only convicted of robbery of particularly dangerous character.
/ terror / deportation
A dozen Kurdish fathers were accused of terrorism due to collecting money for a Kurdish TV channel. They were all pure acquitted in the City Court. The case is now before the High Court, which is expected to deliver its judgment in June 2016.