You can be interviewed in a criminal case as a suspect or as a witness. The interview may be carried out by the police or by the investigating magistrate. Your rights and obligations will vary depending on the situation that applies to you. Hence you are not obliged in principle to attend a police interview as a witness, but you are required to appear before the investigating magistrate. Furthermore, as a suspect you are not obliged to answer, while you are (usually) obliged to do so as a witness.

We can assist you as your attorney during the interview, whether you are a suspect or a witness.

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Prakken d'Oliveira, formerly known as Böhler, is a law firm with expertise and experience in asylum and immigration law, European law, administrative law, international criminal law and human rights. Our lawyers provide advice and conduct procedures before the Dutch Immigration and Naturalization Service (IND), the Dutch Review Committee on the Intelligence and Security Services (CTIVD), the District- and Appeals courts, the Administrative Law Division of the Dutch Council of State, the Supreme Court of the Netherlands, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR), the Court of Justice of the European Union (ECJ), the Human Rights Treaty Bodies of the United Nations (UN), the International Criminal Court (ICC), and other international tribunals.