You may have been the victim of a crime abroad. This often means dealing with a foreign judicial system, including contact with the local police. This can lead to additional problems, such as cases of corruption. This makes the situation even more difficult for the victim.
Our firm has extensive experience with cross-border cases. In principle the decision to investigate will lie with the foreign investigating agencies. This means that it may be necessary to apply pressure from the Netherlands in order to ensure that the case is dealt with expeditiously and more effectively. In some cases it is also possible to ask the Dutch public prosecutor’s office to prosecute the case in the Netherlands. This will often have to be done on the basis of a separate criminal complaint. Here too, the assistance of an attorney can make an important difference.