Detention of Criminal Suspects in Korea under Korea’s Criminal Procedure Law

The Korean Criminal Justice System works, in many aspects, very differently from the American, Australian, Canadian, Irish, UK and other Criminal Justice Systems based on the common law. One, notable, difference is in regard to the detention of a suspect prior and during to a trial/hearing in Korea. One aspect of the system that leaves many of our clients puzzled is the pre-trial detention system in Korea. Korea’s Criminal Procedure Act, Article 92 details the maximum detention periods while the

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Length of Sentences for Korean Crimes Perpetrated in Korea

The length of sentences for crimes in Korea varies depending on the severity of the offense, the capabilities of your Korean lawyer and the discretion of the judge. The most important aspect of defending against a crime in Korea is the choice of your Korean criminal defense attorneys. Also, make sure your lawyer in Korea has handled issues concerning Immigration if you are an expat. Because of Korea realities, it is best to have on your legal team a retired

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Beware of these Common Scams in Korea

In South Korea, like in many other countries, there are countless scams intended to trick people into giving away their cash or personal information. People in Korea have to stay alert and aware of the most typical tricks played by scammers or con artists because these scams occur in a variety of forms and are continually growing. If you are a victim of a scam, you are not alone. Please read this article: Are you a Victim of a Scam

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Korean Criminal Record Checks

We assist expats who have lived in Korea with Korean Police Clearance Certificates and Korean Criminal Record Check Certificates. The process to obtain these records, in Korea, is regrettably not so easy in many cases, because of a new Korean Law. Why is a Criminal Record Check needed? A criminal record check in Korea is typically required for some jobs, including teaching positions, as proof that the applicant did not commit any crimes while in Korea. It is also required

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Korea’s DUI Law Explained by Defense Lawyers in Korea

As many people are already aware, driving under the influence is dangerous and can lead to serious legal consequences in Korea. Korea has one of the world’s most strict DUI Laws. In order, in part, to fight the stigma of Korea having one of the highest road fatality rates in the OECD, the present Korean DUI Law was enacted. The law is intended to warn drivers that they should not drive even if they have one drink. The, recently enacted

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Defenses Under Korean Law for Sex-Related Crimes Perpetrated in Korea

In this post we’ll discuss the Defenses in Korea that may be used in the Korean courts against sex-related accusations. A. When the accused acknowledges the allegationsIf the defendant reaches a settlement with a victim, normally, the Defendant shall receive the least serious criminal charge if he voluntarily acknowledges the crime and settles with the alleged victim. The alleged victim of sex-related offences typically has access to a public attorney in order to facilitate a settlement and defend the interests

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Korean Criminal Defense Lawyers

IPG Legal is one of the only law firms in Korea that obtained over 70 not-guilty verdicts and hundreds of dismissals and suspension of indictments in Korea. We handled hundreds of cases for foreigners in Korea and believe that we are the most experienced law firm in Korea handling criminal defense cases for expats, business executives, U.S. government employees, and senior enlisted soldiers and airmen working in Korea. Our Korean criminal defense attorneys have worked with expats on criminal matters

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Top Law Firms in Korea for English-Speaking Clients According to 10 Magazine

We are proud to note that 10 Magazine listed us in an article titled 10 Lawyers in Seoul for English-Speaking Expats in Korea. IPG is listed under the title Large/International Law Firms. Thanks for the mention 10 Magazine. We love your work. IPG Legal and many of our lawyers were listed as top attorneys by numerous legal rating services and magazines. Sean Hayes was, also, rated a top 100 Attorney. The article by 10 Magazine on the law firms in Korea

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Sean Hayes Interviewed on the Shooting of Carlos Lopez by the NYPD

Our New York office’s managing partner, Attorney Sean Hayes is representing, pro bono, the family of Carlos Lopez who was killed in 2003 by NYPD. According to the family of Mr. Lopez, NYPD undercover police officers responding to a shooting mistook Mr. Lopez as the perpetrator of the shooting. Witnesses noted that Mr. Lopez was not involved in the shooting, no gun was found on Mr. Lopez, no gun residue was found on Mr. Lopez and Mr. Lopez was not

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Korean Prosecutors & Police Powers under Amended Criminal Procedure Law

One of the most substantial changes in the powers between the Prosecutors’ Office and Police Office was enacted by the Korean National Assembly through amendments to the Korean Criminal Procedure Act and Prosecutors’ Office Act. These Amendments were made to the Criminal Procedure Act of Korea and the Prosecutors’ Office Act of Korea which shall take effect in 2021. The Amendment reduce the power of the Korean Prosecutions to initiate investigations in certain types of cases, while expanding the powers

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