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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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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Fleeing Korea while under Police/Prosecutor Investigation: International Hold in Korea

From changes a couple of years ago in the computer system and policy of the Korean Immigration Services, even if the Korean prosecution/police have not requested that an accused be placed on an International Hold, some records of police investigations, indictments, and proposed fines and sentences by the prosecution/police are being reported to the Korean Immigration Service at airports and ports of departure. An International Hold, in Korea, is an official procedure that flags passports and fingerprints & prevents one,

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Public Defenders in Korea: 77.6% of Defendants Satisfied with Public Defenders

The Korean Prosecution Service, recently, conducted a survey of defendants and found that 77.6% of defendants were “satisfied” with their public defender. The survey, only, polled 134 suspects and, only, for a five-week period.  It would be interesting to see how many of the suspects plead innocent.  I would assume most of these defendants plead guilty, thus, the role of the public defender was not as significant of a role as a case when a defendant is pleading guilty.  A

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