As a criminal defense lawyer, I am specialised on german customs criminal law and excise criminal law. I defend individuals and businesses throughout Germany in proceedings concerning customs fraud, tax evasion, smuggling and other crimes and offences pursuant Sec. 369 Fiscal Code of Germany (Abgabenordnung) as well as related charges, which fall within the competence of the customs authorities.
This inlcudes charges of
I am prepared to zealously defend my clients and protect their rights at every stage of the criminal process, from investigation through trial. I also offer assistance concerning the customs procedure, which is interrelated to the criminial proceeding. This includes in particular
I represent my clients towards all investigating authorities (in particular the main customs office [Hauptzollamt], customs investigation offices [Zollfahndung], prosecution [Staatsanwaltschaft]) and in all kinds of german courts (Amtsgericht, Landgericht, Oberlandesgericht, Bundesgerichtshof, Finanzgericht, Bundesfinanzhof).
Due to my particular theoretical knowledge and practical experience, I was bestowed the titles of Bar-Certified Specialist for Criminal Law (Fachanwalt für Strafrecht), Bar-Certified Specialist for Tax Law (Fachanwalt für Steuerrecht) and certified consultant for tax criminal law (Zertifizierter Berater für Steuerstrafrecht [DAA]).
Because of the high level of my specialization I am often recommended by and cooperate with other german as well as foreign law firms.
Rechtsanwalt Torsten Hildebrandt
Tel: +49 30 398 898 23
Fax: +49 30 398 898 24
Monday to Thursday 9:00am to 6:00pm
Friday 9:00am to 1:00pm